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Manufacturer

Nakagawa Mokkougei

Edition

Ed. of 30

Description

As part of their Omakase limited editions, Cool Hunting founders, Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten invite esteemed master-woodcrafter Shuji Nakagawa Mokkougei to create a modern design vessel inspired by the Ki-Oke time-honored techniques of Japan. The esteemed artisan created what was admittedly one of the most challenging pieces in his career. Drawing inspiration from Alvar Aalto’s iconic representation of the Finish archipelagoes with the Finlandia vessel series, Shuji-san achieves an object of elegant simplicity with impeccable, fluid, and continuous curves cut in Hinoki (Japanese Pine Tree). A functional work of art, the object embodies the essence of the precious wood as well as Shuji-san’s artisanal dexterity.

Materials

Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) with Tin Rings

Dimensions

L 8.5 x W 9.5 x H 9.5 in
L 21.6 x W 24 x H 24 cm

Lead Time

8 Weeks

Price

$1,900

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Nakagawa Mokkougei

Nakagawa Mokkougei

Nakagawa Mokkougei’s studio carries on the finest wood crafting traditions from the region of Kyoto, where time-honored techniques are passed on from father to son. 
Nakagawa's workshop is widely recognized for its contemporary iterations of the ‘Ki-Oke’ – the iconic Japanese wooden bucket –, handcrafted using a technique developed seven hundred years ago during the Muromachi era.
During the Edo period, households used wooden buckets for bathing rituals and for storing rice and miso. The buckets can still be found in many Japanese households today, although they are used for different purposes such as champagne coolers, bathtubs or beautiful objects for everyday life. 
Nakagawa Mokkougei maintains both his personal studio in the mountains of Shiga, where he creates museum–exhibited pieces, and the family workshop in Kyoto, which he runs with his father, Japan’s National Living Treasure, Kiyotsugu Nakagawa. The title is bestowed upon the most revered Masters of the country by the Emperor of Japan and is a recognition of their contribution in perpetuating the cultural legacy of savoir-faire.

Nakagawa Mokkougei COLLECTION

INDIGO TABLE INDIGO TABLE  INDIGO DINING TABLE INDIGO DINING TABLE  KI-OKE | JINDAI-SUGI KI-OKE | JINDAI-SUGI  KI-OKE | SAWARA KI-OKE | SAWARA  KOYA MAKI VASES KOYA MAKI VASES  DUNE OMBRE BOWL DUNE OMBRE BOWL  DIAMOND OMBRE BUCKET DIAMOND OMBRE BUCKET  KONOHA | KOYA MAKI KONOHA | KOYA MAKI  SHIZUKU | HINOKI SHIZUKU | HINOKI  LOW BOWL | KOYA MAKI LOW BOWL | KOYA MAKI  INDIGO LOW TABLE INDIGO LOW TABLE  CEDAR BOWL CEDAR BOWL  KONOHA | HINOKI KONOHA | HINOKI  KONOHA | JINDAI-SUGI KONOHA | JINDAI-SUGI  MISUMI | HINOKI MISUMI | HINOKI  N. MOKKOUGEI | OMAKASE N. MOKKOUGEI | OMAKASE  KURO-GAKI PERSIMMON TRAY KURO-GAKI PERSIMMON TRAY  KEYAKI JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD TRAY KEYAKI JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD TRAY 

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