KEI

KEI(Paulownia New Tradition Project)

Sashimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese woodwork that is made by the bonding of boards and sticks. Kyo-sashimono is a traditional handicrafts in Kyoto. It is characterized by its intelligent and delicate design.「KEI」is a design brand of Kyo-sashimono which evolved and adjust to modern life culture.In Japan in the olden days when a daughter was born, parents planted a paulownia in the garden and when she married, they made a chest of drawers which is made of paulownia as a trousseau. It was traditional custom in Japan. However, this custom has faded now.The project began on a theme in a new trousseau in the present age.In this project, product designer Satoshi Umeno, he designed products and incorporated a tradition characteristics of kyo-sashimono into a product as a design director. Also all the production is handwork of the craftsmen.paulownia is superior about "resistance against humidity, fireproof-related airtightness,insecticide characteristics", and also it continues being used from the ancient times as a cabinet. the paulownia is famous as the Japan's "lightest" wood.From now on "KEI" opens up the possibility of modern Kyo-sashimono which is going to be used for a long time.


KEI

Tea canister
S  Size:W100 D60 H120(120g)
L  Size:W120 D60 H200(240g)
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)



KEI

Pasta case
Size:W110 D70 H300
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)



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Butter case
Size:W150 D90 H60
Material:paulownia,Walnut(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)



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Tray
S  Size:W250 D200 H15
L  Size:W400 D250 H15
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)



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Bread box
Size:W240 D150 H170
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)




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Knife stand
Size:W60 D150 H250
Material:paulownia,Walnut(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)




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Pot stand
Size:W150 D150 H15
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)




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Salt & Pepper
Size:W50 D50 H75
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)




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Spice rack
Size:W295 D120 H150
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)




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Rice bin
3kg  Size:W170 D254 H180
6kg  Size:W180 D324 H250
12kg  Size:W200 D374 H320
Material:paulownia(urethane coating) , Brass(gold plating)




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Exhibits
interiorlifestyle 2015(Tokyo)
Gift show 2013
Fuori SALONE 2013 「Contemporary Japanese Design」(Milan)
interiorlifestyle 2014(Tokyo)
Ambiente 2015(Frankfurt)
SFIGF 2015(San francisco)
Gift Show 2016(Tokyo)
DENSAN Products 2016「THE BEST 60」(Milan)
interiorlifestyle 2016(Tokyo)
Gift Show 2016 autumn(Tokyo)
interiorlifestyle 2017(Tokyo)
Gift Show 2017 autumn(Tokyo)




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