Homage to Himeji

The warm grey tones of fired clay is the focus of Japanese company Koyo Seiga. This raw material is from Himeji in an area serviced by the clear Ichi-kawa River which hosts an abundance of high-quality clay. The clay is first oxidation fired and subsequently reduction smoked in a Koyo kiln to produce beautiful and highly durable Ibushi Kawara tiles. Koyo Seiga, established in 1923, … Continue reading Homage to Himeji

Cool Cubes

Dent Cube, designed by Teruo Yasuda for Inax, is a 3D wall tile range that combine glass and porcelain at different depths. It was inspired by masu: cube-shaped wooden vessels, made without the use of nails, that have been used in Japan for holding sake for over 1300 years. Continue reading Cool Cubes