Futagami was established in the city of Takaoka, Japan. At that time, brass as a material already has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster.
As such, brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability.
Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment.
Futagami used a method of sand-casting, resulting in a so called IHADA-finish. This is a crude casting surface, showing the reaction of the brass and the sand when poured into the mold. This finish is not a perfect shining result, but rather a unique feel and touch which gradually changes over years due to oxidation.
Teamed with designer Oji Masanori, Futagami presents us with a contemporary range of household goods. We love to have their office items in our range of items.