Wood with a splash of color

13 02 2010

This tea set from the Jim Kuramoto Studio emphasizes the traditional Japanese tableware style, but a splash of color adds the designs a contemporary twist. They are meant to be not only functional, but also pleasing to the eye. Made of wood, using a spin forming technique the pieces have a soft and delicate finish, that underlines the simplicity of these everyday items. Even the dessert has its own place on the wagashi plate. I have never had tea from a wooden cup to be honest, but maybe it is time to try now?

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