jin kuramoto: tea set jin kuramoto: tea set
nov 11, 2009

jin kuramoto: tea set

the wood turning process

this wooden japanese tea set is made by turning each piece on a lathe.  the results are sets of tea vessels which stack on top of one another creating totem-like structures. kuramoto consulted with craftsmen on the process to produce several collections of tea sets, each distinguished by their forms and colors. the aim for this project was to combine contemporary values and aesthetics with traditional handcrafted pieces.

sanding down one of the pieces

lathe bits

tea sets, 2009

the sets are distinguished by their form and color

tea sets unstacked

jin kuramoto exhibited at designtide during tokyo design week 09.

  • lovely

    val says:
  • nice lathe, where do i get one of those.

    sammy says:
  • nothing special, many hand craft factories in Asia have been doing this for ages

    Kannaz says:
  • Oh Kannaz, what a sad contribution you have made.

    Laurence says:
  • not design, its design attitude

    Fish says:

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