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Design Oji Masanori
Made in Japan
Dimensions W 66.5cm x D 73cm x H 88cm x SH 42cm
Colour & Materiality Brass, cherry wood, silicone lining
The brass knife keeper by Oji Masanori is made of solid sand cast brass, and cherry wood which will begin to darken with age. The knife block holds up to 5 knives, both sides at the bottom have triangular openings, so wet knives dry up quickly. The bottom part is lined with silicone so that it won't damage the surface on which the knife stand is placed. Blade length 8" max Blade size 1.75" (2 slots) or 2" (3 slots) Blade width 0.3"
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.
Futagami is one of the oldest Japanese brass foundries, located in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a place known for its history of brassworks. Founded in 1897, Futagami gained a reputation for the manufacture of fittings for temples in the Buddhist tradition. The company has since developed a contemporary line of homewares, working with the same commitment to quality and technique they have for generations.