2016/, porcelain, Japan
This simple tableware series with its stackable function aspires to become a global standard for everyday dining use. Teruhiro Yanagihara suggested a design concept based on the notion of perfection and imperfection co-existing within beauty, taking his inspiration from the phenomena that invariably occur during the glazing stage of the porcelain manufacturing process. So, based on the belief common in Japan since ancient times that true beauty lies in imperfection, Yanagihara positively embraced any uneven or mottled glazing that would have previously been deemed as defective in Arita, giving this tableware collection its distinctive and beguiling appearance.
Photographer: Yasunori Shimomura