Kutani Choemon ceramics by Jaime Hayon

Published on April 2, 2012

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Today we show you a collection made by a spanish designer with a Japanese style. Kutani Choemon was founded in 1879 in Ishikawa, Japan. They have been making tableware and tea ceremony utensils for over 130 years in an integrated system of production from raw material to finished products. Although they are small on a business scale, every piece of work is carefully handmade and hand-painted by experienced craftsmen. Their products feature rich blue and white colors and traditional Kutani color glazes. The current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa.

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Spanish designer Jaime Hayón has designed a range of objects for traditional Japanese porcelain company Choemon. Each piece in the collection features unique artwork created by Hayón and inspired by Japanese culture.The pieces were created in collaboration with Japanese product design brand Maruwakaya. We are glad to show you the project in this way, showing the process to understand how is it made. Enjoy it!

Jaime Hayon, Choemon and Maruwakaya


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