Futagami

A few months ago (unfortunately, I can’t remember where), I started seeing pictures of items from the Japanese company Futagami, which makes beautiful brass design products. Another line of products to go on the “future home wish list.” Their current line was made in collaboration with designer Masanori Oji, who says that he “design[s] living products” (I like that).

From Japanese Products Trading:

Founded in 1897, FUTAGAMI has a long history of making brass products such as artifacts used in the Buddhist traditions. 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.

From top to bottom: Stationery Tray; Bottle Openers; Morning Star Black Pendant Lamp; Paperweights; Komagata Bookend; Chopstick Rests

I also like this lamp, which casts a shadow in the shape of a star on the ceiling (click through the photos to see). See more from the line here. Myth & Symbol, located in Houston, Texas, sells a selection of Futagami products — including this beautiful trivet — in their online shop.

All products and images from Futagami

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2 thoughts on “Futagami

    • They would instantly … brighten up a room (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself — even though it was initially unintentional!). According to this site, the unpainted brass version could be yours for, oh, a mere $417! Someday (far, far away).

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