‘tate otama’ plastic version, design by mikiya kobayashi

'tate otama' freestanding ladle by mikiya kobayashi‘tate otama’ in metal version'tate otama' freestanding ladle by mikiya kobayashitoyama product design exhibition, 2008

‘tate otama’ by young japanese designer mikiya kobayashi was the winning entry of the recent toyama product design competition. ‘bring out the strength of the material’ was the theme this year. toyama is a prosperous region in japan for metal, plastic, glass, lacquer etc. manufacturing. there have been many cases where the prize winners were commercialized though companies in toyama.