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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Sake bottle [OGATSU GLASS]
Business Owner
BLUEFARM Co.,Ltd.
Category
Business model
Company
BLUEFARM (Japan)
Award Number
20G050221
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

Ogatsu glass is made from Ogatsu stone, which has been used as a stone since ancient times.The shavings produced in the process of producing inkstone become industrial waste.But,it can be sold as a product by melting it into glass.It is not artificially colored, but the ingredients contained in Ogatsu stone bring out the natural nature of the material to give it a "Uguisu color" glass product.

Producer

MASATOSHI HAYASAKA, CEO, BLUEFARM Co., Ltd.

Director

KENJI URAYA, BLUEFARM Co., Ltd./ OGATUSUZURISEISANKYOUDOUKUMIAI

Designer

YUICHIRO TAKAHASHI, BLUEFARM Co., Ltd./ KOUJI MURAYAMA, KAIBA GLASS WORKS

右からブルーファーム株式会社 高橋雄一郎、海馬ガラス工房 村山耕二

More information

https://bluefarm.co.jp/webshop/ogatsu/

Already on the market
2020/4

Evaluation

These sake glasses are made from shavings generated in the manufacture of inkstones. The deep olive color with its dewy sheen is not the result of artificial pigments, but rather is the natural color of Ogatsu stone. Somewhat on the thick side, the glass is cold and feels soft, conjuring up recollections of the smooth texture of Ogatsu stone among those who have practiced Japanese calligraphy. The thought that such a beautiful color is hidden inside inkstones sparks joy. While demand for inkstones has dwindled in recent years, as the culture of brush writing has declined, this beautiful green glass could well become the new face of Ogatsu.

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