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'WATOJI' by Ryosuke Fukusada is inspired by traditional Japanese book binding
WATOJI vase collection by Ryosuke Fukusada
Image: Courtesy of Ryosuke Fukusada

'WATOJI' by Ryosuke Fukusada is inspired by traditional Japanese book binding

The WATOJI collection by Ryosuke Fukusada will be on display at the Ambiente 2024.

by Ryosuke Fukusada
Published on : Jan 26, 2024

WATOJI the latest product design by Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada for Japanese company Ceramic Japan will be exhibited at the Ambiente 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The WATOJI collection is a series of flower vases designed with inspiration from the bookbinding technique called 'watoji'. This traditional technique uses thread to bind paper and has been used since ancient times in Japan.

The porcelain body of the WATOJI vase is manufactured to precise dimensions so that it resembles two sheets of paper put together on the front and back. 'Kyokumihimo' is a special type of thread made by Shoen Kumihimo, a company based in Uji, Kyoto. This unique thread is woven through the vase, allowing it to functionally hang on the wall with the balanced beauty of combining the two materials.

There are two sizes available in the WATOJI vase, and Kyokumihimo is available in beige and mint colour variants. The user can arrange how the vase is threaded and create personalised looks. The case has a flat base and can also be placed on the tabletop and floor.

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