mt. fuji makes a frothy appearance in keita suzuki's fujiyama glass
mt. fuji makes a frothy appearance in keita suzuki's fujiyama glass mt. fuji makes a frothy appearance in keita suzuki's fujiyama glass
mar 06, 2015

mt. fuji makes a frothy appearance in keita suzuki's fujiyama glass

mt. fuji makes a frothy appearance in keita suzuki’s fujiyama glass
all images © of kenta hasegawa




the ‘fujiyama glass’ by keita suzuki of product design center, is an elegant truncated cone that when filled, portrays the snowcapped peak of mt. fuji. meant specifically for beer, different brews and froths change the scene. the miniature mt. fuji radiates gold with pale ales, gleams in sunrise with amber ales, and looms in darkness with dark lagers. anywhere in the world, the ‘fujiyama’ promises a brief reunion with the mountain, and with japan.


each of the vessels are handblown by the craftsmen of sugahara glassworks inc., established in 1932; and packaged in a paulownia box, designed by manabu mizuno of the good design company. ‘fujiyama’ is priced at 3,776 JPY pretax, the exact height of mt. fuji (in meters) above sea level. the design is presented at the biennale internationale design saint-etienne 2015 for the exhibition ‘beauty as unfinished business‘ curated by sam hect and kim colin of industrial facility.

the ‘fujiyama glass’

miniature glass in cabinet

mt. fuji disappears as the beer does

froth represents the snowcapped peaks of the mountain

the glass takes part in ‘beauty as unfinished business’ show march 12th, 2015



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  • I need this in my life it is an absolutely awesome little glass and it is so simple yet chic

    Maiko says:
  • Where can you buy these? They’re beautifully designed.

    Alex says:
  • Beautiful.

    Concerned Designer says:
  • I found them on Amazon for $98 a pop

    fred rehak says:
  • it’s beautiful but i think it is not easy to use.

    viet says:
  • I saw it at Japantrendshop dot com. It isn’t cheap!

    levon says:

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