Kobo Coaster – Solid Brass
Beyond a coaster it makes for a delightful improv candle stand for our Pine Cone or Hohepa Egg candles.
- Made in Japan - Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture
- Solid Brass / Silicon Footing
- 'IHADA' casting – a crude surface finish
- ØxH: 100 x 8 mm
- 270g (Substantially weighty)
This patina can also be acquired by soaking in vinegar for a few hours or overnight and conversely polished back with Brasso. ◎
Design by Oji Masanori 大治将典
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," a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, Japan in 1897 launched a brass homeware brand named "FUTAGAMI." Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability. It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster. Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment. Enjoy this loving, brass homeware for many years to come.