GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Keyword
Year awarded
To
Special Award
Company Info

2010

GOOD DESIGN|中小企業庁長官賞

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Award-winning item
Tea Canisters [Karmi]
Principal implementing business
GATOMIKIO CO.,LTD
Domain/Category
Living - Tableware and Cookware
Company(Nationality)
GATOMIKIO CO.,LTD (Japan)
Award Number
10B03025
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2010

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Outline

The KARMI tea canister was born from the advanced turnery technology of Yamanaka lacquer ware, a traditional craft of Ishikawa Prefecture. The canister protects the flavor of tea since it is not easily impacted by ambient temperature or humidity. The high precision smooth opening and closing of the lid were realized by careful wood preparation that over a period of months adjusts the moisture content in the wood to a suitable level, as well as by using the technique and intuition cultivated by the craftsman's experience over many years. There are a total of 24 variations, in eight forms and three colors, to visually distinguish the type of tea. The 350 cc container holds 100 g of Darjeeling tea leaves of standard size. The lid includes a scale for measuring tea leaves.

Producer

GATOMIKIO CO., LTD Masayuki Gato

Director

THINGS/ Satoshi Yasushima Tomoko Honda

Designer

THINGS/ Satoshi Yasushima Tomoko Honda

More information

http://www.syosenjapan.com/gt-karmi.html

Already on the market
2010/3/1

Evaluation

Nearly all of Japan's traditional industry relied heavily on specialization, but as time has passed, it has become possible for the technical skills of each craftsman to be utilized into products independently. These tea canisters made from Ishikawa Prefecture's turnery technology have a highly refined design with excellent functionality, precision and product performance.

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