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Design Oji Masanori
Dimensions Large: W 21cm x D 8.7cm x H 1.3cm; Medium: 14 x 8.7 x 1.3; Small: 8.7 x 7 x 1.3
Colour & Materiality Brass
A collection of 3 different brass trays designed by Oji Masanori and fabricated by time honoured company Futagami. The small tray can be used for erasers of paper clips; the medium tray is perfect for business cards, and the large fits pens and pencils easily.
The tray will begin to naturally oxidize with use, and can, like silver, be brought back to a shine.
Futagami is located in Toyama – Takaoka City, a city known for its brass statues. it is one of the oldest Brass casting companies in Japan. Masanori Oji joined a workshop at Futagami to learn more about the process of casting brass after he had the idea to design a brass bottle opener. Upon completion of the workshop Masanori proposed to design a line of living wares for Futagami. The collection won an award from “Interior Lifestyle Tokyo” later that year.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Masanori Oji’s brass products are produced using the “sand cast” technique, a raw form of casting that leaves a unique sand-like texture on the surface. Some of the products are then polished or hammered depending on the desired texture.