Metropolitan series

Washi Bowl
Washi Bowl

Vermilion is finished in a high polish to reveal the stunning beauty of the natural red lacquer. It represents a simplified version of the washoku bowls used in traditional Japanese cuisine. In addition to its sleek design, Vermilion is also made slightly larger and thinner than traditional bowls to be a more elegant match with high end cuisine. Materials: wood, urushi lacquer Colour: Vermilion red Size: ⌀ 15 cm, 7.3 cm tall (boxed size: 16 x 16 x 8 cm) Weight: 140 grams

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Origami
Origami

Origami is a series of multi-faceted wooden trays which draw inspiration from the famous Japanese paper folding craft. The trays can be stacked to form boxes or simple decorative accents in your home. Origami comes in five bright pastels which can bring a colourful touch to every contemporary home. Materials: wood, urushi lacquer Colours: Ivory white, Ocean Blue, Peach Pink, Seaweed Green or Mustard Yellow Sizes: ⌀ 12.2 cm, 4 cm tall (boxed size: 13.8 x 13.8 x 6) Weight: 50 grams

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Yuki
Yuki

Yuki is a large plate or small serving tray in lacquer and wood. The ‘toothed’ surface and subtly upcurving rims form the basis for a simple decoration in blue and white lacquer. Yuki was envisioned during a winter design session with international designers when Echizen was covering in a thick layer of snow. Materials: wood, urushi lacquer Colour: Ocean blue with dots in ivory white Sizes: 30 x 30 x 1 cm or 24 x 24 x 1 cm Weight: 370 or 220 grams.

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Macaroon
Macaroon

It is not hard to see that the shape of these small jewellery boxes are derived from one of the most recent sweets crazes in Japan: the macaroon. As macaroon specialty shops spread across Japan, the Echizen design team noticed how well its recognizable shape would work for a small box using traditional wood turning and lacquering techniques. Materials: wood, urushi Colour: Ivory white, Ocean Blue, Peach Pink, Seaweed Green or Mustard Yellow Sizes: ⌀ 8.5 cm, 5.5 cm tall Weight: 60 to 90 grams.

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Modern classics series

Vermilion
Vermilion

Reflection Reflection is the name of large, lacquered panel which can be used as a tray, placemat or simple a decorative stand for vases or flower arrangements. Both sides of reflection are finished in lacquer’s traditional colours: one side in black and on side in red. Available in single trays or sets of 4. Materials: wood, urushi lacquer Colour: Vermilion red and Urushi black Size: 38 x 38 x 1 cm (boxed size: 39 x 39 x 1.6 cm) Weight: 620 grams

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Reflection
Reflection

Materials: wood, urushi lacquer Colour: Vermilion red and Urushi black Size: 38 x 38 x 1 cm (boxed size: 39 x 39 x 1.6 cm) Weight: 620 grams

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kako
kako

Kako is the Japanese word for crater. The title was chosen because the work resembles the fiery mouth of a volcano and was coincidentally also made using fire. Another example of a unique collaboration between the craftsmen of the Echizen area: Kako was created in earthenware by ceramicist Mitsuo Kasatsuji and lacquered by the craftsmen of Tsujinao lacquer ware. Materials: earthenware, urushi lacquer Colour: Vermilion red and Urushi black Size: ⌀ 20.5 cm, 5.6 cm tall Weight: 450 grams

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Ripple
Ripple

Ripple Our ‘Ripple’ bowls simulate the effect of throwing a pebble on the water surface. Such a complex shape is made possible through casting techniques. Staying true to its goal of only using natural sources, Echizen pioneered in Japan’s lacquer scene by using recycled plant materials as a source for castable polymers. Materials: natural plastic from recycled sources, urushi lacquer Colours: Vermilion red or Urushi black Size: ⌀ 18 cm, 4 cm tall (boxed size: 18.7 x 18.7 x 5 cm) Weight: 170 g

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Thermos Flask Suzume
Thermos Flask Suzume

Urushi can come in many unsuspected forms. How about our novel thermos flasks and cups for you to bring to work or for a picknick? The suzume flask is decorated with a stylized sparrow motif in sprinkled silver powder and is a modern take on a classical decoration. Materials: stainless steel, urushi lacquer, silver powder Colour: red Size: ⌀ 5 cm, 23.5 cm tall Weight: 250 grams

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Tumbler Choju-giga
Tumbler Choju-giga

Urushi can come in many unsuspected forms. How about our novel thermos flasks and cups for you to bring to work or for a picknick? We offer tumblers in two sizes. The large-sized tumbler ‘Choju-giga’ is named after the famous motif of frolicking animals from a Heian-period scroll that is said to be Japan’s oldest manga. The animal figures are sprinkled in silver powder. Materials: stainless steel, urushi lacquer, silver powder Colour: red Size: ⌀ 10 cm, 19 cm tall Weight: 350 grams

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Tumbler Sakura
Tumbler Sakura

Urushi can come in many unsuspected forms. How about our novel thermos flasks and cups for you to bring to work or for a picknick? We offer tumblers in two sizes. The smaller-sized tumbler ‘Sakura’ is decorated in stylized cherry blossoms in sprinkled silver powder. Materials: stainless steel, urushi lacquer, silver powder Colour: red Size: ⌀ 9.8 cm, 14 cm tall Weight: 270 grams

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Kanamari bowl
Kanamari bowl

Kanamari is the ancient Japanese word for metal tableware. Lacquering metal was a rather uncommon technique in Japan’s Edo period, mostly reserved for weapons and armour. Now revived by Echizen’s craftsmen, the Kanamari series offer a distinct sense of wabi sabi by finishing the metal with rough, thick brush strokes. The Kanamari bowls come in three different shapes, in red or black. Materials: stainless steel, urushi lacquer Colour: red or black Sizes: ⌀ 12 cm, 5.3 cm tall (black), or ⌀ 16 cm,

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Kanamari plate
Kanamari plate

Kanamari is the ancient Japanese word for metal bowl. Lacquering metal was a rather uncommon technique in Japan’s Edo period, mostly reserved for weapons and armour. Now revived by Echizen’s craftsmen, the Kanamari series offer a distinct sense of wabi sabi by finishing the metal with rough, thick brush strokes. The Kanamari plate comes in red and also works as a fashionable fruit bowl. Materials: stainless steel, urushi lacquer Colour: red Sizes: ⌀ 21.4 cm, 4.3 cm tall Weight: 482 grams

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Fractures
Fractures

The multi-facetted surface of Fractures is made by using casting techniques. Staying true to its goal of only using materials from natural sources, Echizen pioneered in Japan’s lacquer scene by using recycled plant materials as a source for castable polymers. Fractures is made from recycled corn fibres and finished in black lacquer with golden-brown accents. Materials: natural plastic from recycled sources, urushi lacquer Colour: urushi black Sizes: ⌀ 21.4 cm, 4.3 cm tall Weight: 482 grams s

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