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Design Oji Masanori
Made in Japan
Dimensions Ø 14.4cm x H 19.5cm
Colour & Materiality Ceramic
"A flower vase that you can visually imagine how you want to arrange flowers in relation to the surrounding atmosphere."
Oji Masanori deigned this series of large flower vases, based on the traditions of ARITA porcelain, so you can visually imagine how you want to arrange flowers fit in the modern style of living.
Flower Vase Shinogi Daen is oval shaped, with a vertical pattern of flutes. Its shallow depth makes it ideally suited for a windowsill where space is limited.
Flower Vase Heish is a modern version of the traditionally-shaped vase. A strong but simple form, with a perfectly smooth surface and generous opening to accomodate large bouquets.
Flower Vase Rokkaku-Bin, with an articulated hexagonal form and delicately tapered neck, is designed with the tea ceremony in mind.
Oji Masanori is a Japanese designer with a special interest in the objects of everyday life—his design process involves careful consideration of the lives of its users and the manufacturing process by which it’s created. Professionally trained in calligraphy and architecture, he founded his studio in 2004 after working for several years as an architect and graphic designer. His work is strongly influenced by Japan’s rich history of craft while looking to the future of industry.
Jicon is a porcelain brand originally launched by Touetsugama kiln together with Oji Masanori. The brand name means "porcelain (Ji) in modern times (Con)." In Buddhist terms, Jicon means "seize the day.” The Touetsugama kiln originated in Mikawachi of Sasebo City in Nagasaki Prefecture, as a house kiln under the patronage of the Hirado clan. The kiln was redeployed to Arita in Saga prefecture by Imamura Shikao XII for its expansion and is currently succeeded by Imamura Kenichi XIV.