GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2016

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Mirror [wawa]
Business Owner
Metropolitan Gallery Inc.
Category
Household goods and daily necessities
Company
Metropolitan Gallery Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
16G030139
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2016

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Outline

We have created a wall-mounted mirror out of rattan, a material with more than 1,000 years of history in Japan. The frame, which makes use of rattan’s characteristic flexibility and strength, is simple yet projects a sense of presence. “wa” means “ring” in Japanese, and the name “wawa” comes from its “overlapping rings”-shape made from spiraled thick rattan. These rattan frames are carefully crafted by hand at TSURUYA SHOUTEN, a rattan products manufacturer founded in Yamagata Prefecture in 1907.

Producer

Yuji Shimotsubo, President & CEO, Metropolitan Gallery Inc.

Director

Akiko Onodera, Merchandising Div., Metropolitan Gallery Inc.

Designer

TORAFU ARCHITECTS

More information

http://metropolitan.co.jp

Market release pending
2016/8
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