Tsubame Hutlery Silver Maple Leaf Chopstick Rest
This is a stainless steel chopstick rest in the shape of a maple leaf in silver. It is made in Tsubame Sanjo, which accounts for 90 percent of domestic production of metal tableware.
It expresses the soft thinness, undulation, and curves of a maple leaf, and is designed by Kaichiro Yamada, KAICHI DESIGN, which has won awards in Japan and abroad.
The surface is processed to have a slightly rough feel, making it less shiny and more matte and calm.
It is a perfect item for everyday use, for entertaining guests, and as a gift for loved ones.
- Quantity: 1 piece
- Dimension: 6.2cm(2.4in) x 5.6cm(2.2in)
- Material: Stainless steel - Tsubame Sanjo Metalwork
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Tsubame Shinko
The Hutlery series of stainless steel cutlery rests are made by Tsubame Shinko, a company located in Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, an area located in the center of Niigata Prefecture that is known for its production of cutlery, metalwork and western tableware.
This area boasts more than 90 percent of the domestic production of metal tableware. Hutlery is a series of gold and silver cutlery rests that express the soft curves, undulations, and thinness of leaves, combining functionality and formative arts.
The molds from the delicate designs are made by skilled mold craftsmen who are indispensable to the traditional crafts of Tsubame-Sanjo.
It was designed by Kaichiro Yamada, a Japanese designer who runs KAICHIDESIGN. Aiming to design interior products that transform "discomfort" into "empathy," he has been involved in a wide range of projects including kitchenware, miscellaneous goods, furniture, and space design.
He has received numerous international design awards, including Japan's Good Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award in 2010, and the Asia Design Award in 2012.
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items