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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

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Award-winning item
Porcelain [1616/arita japan]
Business Owner
MOMOTA TOUEN
Category
04-01 Kitchen goods, cookware, tableware and cutlery
Company
MOMOTA TOUEN CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
19G040228
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Up to today Arita still produces ceramics made by local craftsmen. Inspired by the profound experience and skills of local Arita craftsmen, Teruhiro Yanagihara who is designer developed a complete new ceramics brand. Named after its origins, 1616 / arita japan products are produced in the same factories as the original Arita pottery but take a complete different design approach.

Producer

Noriyuki Momota

Director

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Designer

Teruhiro Yanagihara

More information

http://1616arita.jp

Already on the market
2012/5/17

Evaluation

The small town of Arita is known for its rich history of ceramics. In addition to looking back on the area's historic pottery culture, the Arita tableware series "1616 / arita japan" has brought on the perfect opportunity to revitalize today's industry. The tableware design that connects tradition with the modern life has contributed to the active dissemination of its products to the world. This has helped start an interaction and build relationships between the production region and overseas designers, as well as construct facilities for visitors within the prefecture. Such movement continues to this day. Meaningful proposals and continued activities through product design has created tremendous resonating power to make the manufacturing environment even richer. This project is admirable for setting a good example for the future.

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