KANAAMI-TSUJI

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KANAAMI-TSUJI

Chrysanthemum Shades

Chrysanthemum Shades is a unique collection of lampshades that celebrates the craftsmanship of kiku-dashi. The chrysanthemum pattern is translated into simple and highly distinctive expressions, creating a unique ambience and sense of shadow play. The Chrysanthemum Shades are handcrafted by dedicated artisan craftspeople in Kyoto. Designed by Danish Design Studio OeO.

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Company Profile

KANAAMI-TSUJI was established by head artisan Kenichi Tsuji and draws on the traditional craftsmanship of Kyo-Kanaami (metal knitting), which is believed to be more than ten centuries old and is used for kitchen utensils essential to Kyoto cuisine. KANAAMI-TSUJI uses traditional hand-weaving techniques, such as kiku-dashi (chrysanthemum pattern) and kikko-ami (tortoise shell netting) that are traditionally used for tofu servers and tea strainers, to create poetic and graphically decorative patterns for exclusive gift objects and functional everyday housewares.

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