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Kumu

Contemporary Homewares by Oji Masanori & Friends

January 23-25, 2015

Nalata Nalata is pleased to present Kumu, an exhibition of Japanese Homewares by Oji Masanori and Friends. Kumu in Japanese means “to assemble”. In a deeper sense, it means to connect one place with another while embracing each other’s culture and community.

Kumu is an idea that stems from our desire to integrate the philosophy behind Japanese craft works and designs into our lifestyle. Good design should be practical, honest, beautiful and improve our everyday lives. On exhibit will be a selection of tableware items and household objects that do just that – integrates into a contemporary house and simply makes it a better place, one to call home.

We’re thrilled to be welcoming Oji Masonori and his community of designer and artisan friends to New York City for the second time and can’t wait to showcase their beautiful works at Nalata Nalata. We are exceedingly excited to be launching Oji and Design’s latest sake wares designed for the time honored porcelain studio, Jicon, from Arita. The series of vessels and a pitcher highlights Jicon’s signature satin glaze in shapes that elevate the flavour profiles of a variety of sake, much like in the tradition of specialty stemware for specific wine.

“We want to propagate the sort of lifestyle that involves being able to enjoy the act of observation.” – Daisuke Tsumanuma

In addition, designers Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada of 10¹² Terra will be in attendance to introduce their full line of vases and terrariums including the launch of their new Showcase Long series for dried flowers.

“I feel like from working with plants I’ve been taught a few things about how to deal with things such as our relationships with each other.” – Kenichi Yamada

The three-day exhibition will begin with an opening reception and sake tasting event on January 23rd. Meet the designers behind the products on display while enjoying a selection of sake from Oji Masanori’s new vessels.

View a recap of the event here.

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Diamond Sake Pitcher
Diamond Sake Pitcher

Diamond Sake Pitcher

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am a Diamond Sake Pitcher. I was skillfully made from world-renowned clay and fired into a brilliant white porcelain diamond - a diamond in the rough, some would say.  

$68
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Sake Vessel -
Sake Vessel -

Sake Vessel - "Hiraki"

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am Hiraki, a sake vessel. Sake is enhanced in my stemmed cup that’s pristine white… Now, raise your cup to merry days and lively nights!  

$40
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Sake Vessel -
Sake Vessel -

Sake Vessel - "Subomi"

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am Subomi, a sake vessel. Sake is enhanced in my stemmed cup that’s pristine white… Now, raise your cup to merry days and lively nights!  

$40
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Sake Vessel -
Sake Vessel -

Sake Vessel - "Hosomi"

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am Hosomi, a sake vessel. Sake is enhanced in my stemmed cup that’s pristine white… Now, raise your cup to merry days and lively nights!  

$40
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Diamond Serving Plate
Diamond Serving Plate

Diamond Serving Plate

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am a ‘Sumi’ Diamond Plate. People always tell me my skin looks pale. It’s not pale I tell them, it’s porcelain.    

$45
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Hexagonal Serving Plate
Hexagonal Serving Plate

Hexagonal Serving Plate

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am a ‘Sumi’ Hexagonal Plate. I’m the wild one at dinner parties because I refuse to be square.    

$120
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Octagonal Serving Plate
Octagonal Serving Plate

Octagonal Serving Plate

Oji Masanori for Jicon

I am a ‘Sumi’ Octagonal Plate. Not all people like things handed to them on a silver platter. Some prefer white porcelain.    

$220
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Flower Showcase - Large Black (OUT OF STOCK)
Flower Showcase - Large Black (OUT OF STOCK)

Flower Showcase - Large Black (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Long Flower Showcase. Place a flower in my case and observe till its last breath, in such a way to preserve its beauty from life till death.  

$255
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Flower Showcase - Large Copper (OUT OF STOCK)
Flower Showcase - Large Copper (OUT OF STOCK)

Flower Showcase - Large Copper (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Long Flower Showcase. Place a flower in my case and observe till its last breath, in such a way to preserve its beauty from life till death.  

$255
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Hanging Void (OUT OF STOCK)
Hanging Void (OUT OF STOCK)

Hanging Void (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Hanging Void. Come on in. You can hang with me!  

$105
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Hydro Terrarium - Small
Hydro Terrarium - Small

Hydro Terrarium - Small

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Small Hydro Vase. When you give something space, it can grow to its full potential. At least that's my philosophy. So let those roots shine and sprout!  

$190
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Hydro Terrarium - Medium
Hydro Terrarium - Medium

Hydro Terrarium - Medium

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Medium Hydro Vase. When you give something space, it can grow to its full potential. At least that's my philosophy. So let those roots shine and sprout!  

$190
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Hydro Terrarium - Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Hydro Terrarium - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Hydro Terrarium - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Large Hydro Vase. When you give something space, it can grow to its full potential. At least that's my philosophy. So let those roots shine and sprout!  

$190
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Lid Vision Glass Terrarium - Copper (OUT OF STOCK)
Lid Vision Glass Terrarium - Copper (OUT OF STOCK)

Lid Vision Glass Terrarium - Copper (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Copper Lid Vision Glass Terrarium. I sparkle and shine yet am not the main attraction. Everyone is here to see the star in action.  

Starting at $107
Flower Showcase - Small Black (OUT OF STOCK)
Flower Showcase - Small Black (OUT OF STOCK)

Flower Showcase - Small Black (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Long Flower Showcase. Place a flower in my case and observe till its last breath, in such a way to preserve its beauty from life till death.  

$210
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Flower Showcase - Small Copper (OUT OF STOCK)
Flower Showcase - Small Copper (OUT OF STOCK)

Flower Showcase - Small Copper (OUT OF STOCK)

Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada for 10¹² Terra

I am a Long Flower Showcase. Place a flower in my case and observe till its last breath, in such a way to preserve its beauty from life till death.  

$210
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