metal knitted objects by kanaami tsuji for japan handmade + OeO metal knitted objects by kanaami tsuji for japan handmade + OeO
feb 05, 2013

metal knitted objects by kanaami tsuji for japan handmade + OeO

metal knitted objects by kanaami tsuji for japan handmade + OEOimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

developed as part of the collaboration between danish design company OEO and ‘japan handmade‘, the collection features an evolution of traditionally crafted objects – securing the future generation of japanese craftsmanship.

 

presented at the 2013 maison et objet, artisan group kanaami-tsuji featured their metal-knitted kitchen utensils, alongside a library chair designed by danish architect børge mogensen. using techniques dating back over 1000 years ago, the series of objects utilize hand-weaves – such as kiku-dashi (chrysanthemum pattern) and kikko-ami (tortoise shell netting) that are traditionally used for tofu servers and tea strainers, to create poetic and graphically decorative patterns for functional houseware.

 

 

‘metal knitting’ by kanaami tsujivideo courtesy of japan handmade

 

 

wine stopper + cork screw familyimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

cork screw detailimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

letter knivesimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

magnifying glassesimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

copper bowl top viewimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

3/4 detailimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

mogensen x kanami-tsuji library chairimage courtesy japan handmade

 

 

mogensen x kanami-tsuji library chairimage © designboom

 

 

knitting detailimage © designboom

 

 

wine stoppersimage © designboom

 

 

toru tsujiportrait © designboom

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