- Clear rubber padding on the underside prevents slipping and scratching of tabletop surfaces
- Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization
- A caramel colored patina is expected to develop within 5 years
- A russet brown color patina is expected to develop at approximately 30 years
- Surface texture produced from the sand casting process
About the brand
Futagami is a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Pref, Japan in 1897. They launched a brass livingware brand named "FUTAGAMI." Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability. It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster. Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment. Enjoy this loving, brass livingware for many years to come.
About the designer
The designer: OJI Masanorin is born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1974. After working in an architect office and a graphic design office, he became a handicraft designer. His works expand from designing a variety of Japanese handicraft products, making graphic designs of ongoing works to developing the branding of his product families in an integrated manner. He designs based on the upbringing of a handicraft item with an eye in the destiny of that particular product. Handling the product design and the development of brand “FUTAGAMI” (2009-). Co-organizing a series of exhibitions of Japanese handicraft products of medium-scale production, named “TE TE TE Traders’ Expo” (2012 -). In 2015, he became the juror of the Takaoka Craft Competition. In 2016, he became the chief juror.
About the collection
In the boutique we have Futagami in the collection dining and kitchen: like trivets, bottle openers, different kind of tool holder, cutlery. But also in household: stationary, tray, coaster, (magnet) hooks, shelf bracket, hangers...
Each item is a unique display of craftsmanship.