Futagami Brass Chopstick Rest - Crystal
These elegant brass pieces hold your chopsticks before, during, and after a meal to keep your table clean and mess-free. They also hold cutlery and silverware. When not in use, they come together to make an beautiful geometrical display piece. Enjoy for dinner parties and special occasions.
Set of 3.
Founded in 1879, Futagami is one of Japan’s oldest metal manufacturers. Its collaboration with designer Masanori Oji has created a modern minimalist line of brass ware home goods that combine traditional techniques and materials with modern shapes. Futagami’s craftsmen work from Masanori’s inventive designs to create truly original metal works that bring elegance and understated radiance to common everyday objects. His work with Futagami has won the 2009 Interior Lifestyle Award in Japan.
Dimensions: (Individual) Length: 2” Height: ¾” (Ensemble) 2” x 2”
Care: Polish with a cloth and polishing agent to regain original hue after using.
Dougami Butter Knife
These chunky butter knives from artist Sumiko Dougami will bring a handmade quality to your morning toast. Each ceramic knife is hand formed and painted with a freestyle motif of lines and dashes.
Dissatisfied with the cold impression that porcelain can often leave, artist Sumiko Dougami focuses her efforts on hand-formed and organic pieces that showcase the spirit of the artist. A graduate from the Aichi Prefectural Seto Pottery School, she embellishes her work with freehand motifs and contemporary shapes painted on with “gosu pigment”.
Dimensions: Varies, but approximately: L: 4” x W: .75”
Care: Hand wash and dry
These shelf-worthy scoops from Yokohama-based artist Wakako Mochizuki are a delightful way to spoon out tea, sugar or jams, just don’t expect a precise measurement (like the rest of the scoop, the volume is unique).
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About Wakako Mochizuki
Every day Wakako Mochizuki creates whimsical earrings, accessories, and objects in her Yokohama studio. Specializing in thin decorative brass, she hammers and welds rigid metals into one-of-a-kind items that are ready for you to imbue with your favorite memories.
Dimensions: Varies: Approximately 3.5” L x .1.5” W
Care: Please note that due to the nature of brass, this product’s color will oxidize and develop a rich patina with the passage of time. You may carefully polish with your favorite brass polishing method. Please be careful not to bend this delicate piece.
Tarala Ceramic Spoon
Traditionally flatter and shorter than Western spoons, these ceramic spoons are the perfect companion to the medium ceramic bowl. The beige shade is glazed and smooth while the slate shade has a unique rough texture -a common banko-yaki technique- that gives it a rustic sensibility.
Banko Yaki Ceramics:
Based in the Mie Prefecture, the art of Banko Yaki is a traditional ceramic technique that is entrenched with Japanese culture. Dating back to the 18th century, Banko Yaki ceramics offer unique heat resistance and a beautiful but practical composition in muted, earthy colors. These pieces continue to honor an ancient art in a modern world by reshaping the past to fit the needs of the future.
Materials: Clay, Petalite
Dimensions: Width: 2” Length: 5"
Care: Handwash and dry thoroughly after use. Not microwave safe.
Albata Tiramisu Spoon
When you finally reach the dessert course, this charming spoon stands at the ready to carry every last scoop home. Hand-hammered from brass and albata that ages gracefully into a rich patina with wear.
About Miho Nishikawa
Miho Nishikawa is an award-winning metalworks artist who works with silver, brass and albata to create beautifully detailed but rustic accessories. Nishikawa is trained and currently works in Kanazawa, which is an UNESCO-appointed city of Crafts and Folk Art in Japan for its tradition of metalwork artistry.
Materials: Albata（Copper+Zinc+ Nickle), Brass
Dimensions: Length: 4.9"
Care: Polish with an acidic substance.