ECUVO strives to become a brand that offers sustainable products, using organic and recycled materials like wood and recycled polyester, also using natural materials such as organic cotton. Packaging materials are environment – friendly as well, and the products even comes with a permanent repair warranty as another way of showing how sustainability is such a core part of our brand.
ATELIER T _ Tree is a brand that makes stationery, kitchen accessories, and accessories made of metal and resin such as iron and brass. With the seasonal activities as a motif, and with the Zen sect’s concept of the sky (KUH) as a theme. ATELIER T _ Tree creates various items for use in daily life.
OMOTENASHI Selection is a collection of products and services that reflect the spirit of Japanese hospitality. OMOTENASHI Selection started the award in 2015 with the desire to share these amazing products with the rest of the world.
Renowned glass company, Hirota Glass Co. began in 1899 in the Sumida ward of outer Tokyo. Founder, Kinta Hirota, started his 100-year-old business manufacturing drinking glasses and later, with the rise in popularity of loose wrapped candy in the 1920s: candy jars.
While new designs are still being developed today, Hirota continues to mine its répertoire of beloved designs to produce glassware.
Picus started in 2009, and attracts many long-time users regardless of trend. The “Pure Brass” series such as the card cases, and trays were launched in 2011.Now Picus makes original designs mainly focusing on desk top items made of pure brass, pure copper, and stainless steel for users to be able to feel and enjoy the texture and secular change.
Made by a tatami mat manufacturer that’s been passed on through generations, the makers of From rush are interior designers as well. The material used for their products are 100% Japan grown rush. These products using traditional material fits perfectly with modern and global interior design.
These amazingly handy note pads and arm bands that could be written and erased repeatedly, were originally developed to support people who are at the forefront of medical fields. Soon after their launch to the public, they became best sellers in Japan regardless of professions, age, or gender.
The various meanings that the word Spring contains derives from these positive and energetic concepts, such as encouraging, stimulating, courageous, and so on.
While industrial springs normally would only be recognized as parts, Spring Spring is a project that is assembled by Enshu Spring, a manufacture with over 65 years of experience to shine the light towards these positive concepts by featuring springs as products.
Craft Design Technology
Tokyo-based stationary brand Craft Design Technology was not named haphazardly. The company exists at the apex of its three named elements, with stationary products existing at their intersection, namely, perfect symbioses of craft, design and technology. CDT’s pattern philosophy is similarly long-lived; drawing on Edo-era braid weaves for inspiration, which is then smartly applied to their line of exquisite masking tapes.
Measuring instruments brand derived by professional grade manufacturer called Marui Techno. Not only the accuracy, but the user-friendly functions added to the standard designs makes them extremely practical and easy to use. The aging of the raw brass material adds taste to the products.
Tsukiusagi-jirushi is a brand developed by Fujii Co. Ltd who manufactures homeware and kitchenware. Fujii Co. Ltd has established the enamelware culture with the invention of the Tsukiusagi-jirushi brand, and since then has been widely used at places such as homes and businesses.The products are carefully hand processed by the experienced craftsmen at the well-known enamelware manufacturer Noda Horo.
A new concept was born by combining the possibilities of “craftsmanship” and “industrialism”. Mokuneji products are made by adding the precise thread cutting techniques on to the craftsmanship of woodworking potter’s wheel. Practicality and the warmth of wood bring synergy to the two separate concepts, which leads to attractive products for the daily life.
Based in Arita, Saga prefecture in Japan, Souta Kiln is a Father-and-Daughter porcelain manufacturer who has achieved traditional methods to blend in with our modern lifestyles by creating their unique designs.
All of the patterns, usually in deep indigo are hand-drawn, and the surface and texture of each piece are all one of a kind, which gives you the warmth of handmade tableware.
Murakami Pile Co., Ltd. was founded over 50 years ago in Imabari town in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The Imabari area towel producers uses underground water from the Soja River, which has its source on Mount Takanawa, to achieve soft fiber textures and vivid color expression. They have utilized these advantages and further refined their dyeing techniques to transform Imabari into the largest towel production region in all of Japan.
Gel Cool Bento Box
You will never forget to pack an ice pack with your bento box! The ice pack is built into the lid, so you just put the lid in freezer the night before and pack your lunch the next morning. The bento box will be kept cool for about 4 hours. You don’t need to worry about food going bad anymore.
ORIGAMI products are designed and developed with baristas who continues to seek the best tools to pour out the best coffee. Made in Mino, Japan, and area known for over 400 years of pottery, these drippers have high thermal conductivity and is the most suitable material for steaming. The “conical structure” enables it to increase the time for ground coffee to be soaked into hot water which maximizes the absorption.
Choses carefully from archives of a historical kimono pattern printer in Shiga, Japan, Archived is a “Tenugui” brand that focuses on the beautiful printing techniques and unique patterns. All prints are processed by hand by experienced craftsmen of Futaba Kogei.
A small leather goods company based in the industrial outskirts of Tokyo, run by a third-generation female CEO. Started by her grandfather, a skilled leather craftsman who originally began crafting leather bags and belts for Japanese department stores, Sakura has evolved into its own brand of fine leather goods designed in house under the direction of the family matriarch.
Happa Stand blends the Japanese traditional concepts of tea and vessels with the chic and modern lifestyle.The name originates from the Japanese word “Happa” meaning leaves to cause nature and environmental awareness. Also, the word “Happa” simply has a happy vibe and could be written as “88” and could be pronounced Happa. The number 8 has been known for fortune and good luck both in the Eastern and Western cultures throughout the years.
Blue Bird was developed by skilled sheet metal workers in Tokyo, Japan.
It helps to keep you safe from contracting viruses by avoiding direct contact with doors, ATMs, etc.
Past Exhibitor: Hasami Porcelain
Hasami Porcelain TM is the result of the innovative efforts of S A I K A I and artist Taku Shinomoto. Introduced in 2012, each piece is characterized by aesthetically clean and modern lines while deeply rooted in traditional Japanese pottery design. Its primary appeal is not only in its form, but also its functional design for its ease of nesting for serving foods and its storage efficiency in areas with limited space. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: S/N
The S/N series is designed by Taku Shinomoto and hand-made by the master craftsmen from Nousaku Corporation located in the historical city of Takaoka Japan. This area is well renowned for its superb brass and metal products as well as its craftsmanship dating back to the early 1600’s AD. Takaoka still remains the hub of many highly skilled artisans and designers which continue to develop a wide range of metal products in the traditional Tokugawa-era metalsmith style. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: Motoshige
Motoshige is a well-known Japanese mortar and grinder factory, and these mortars and pistols were made with collaborating with MUJUN, a team of young designers who are passionate about bringing Japanese craftsmanship to a contemporary audience around the world. MUJUN believes that Japanese traditional handcrafts are still relevant in our daily lives, and could be inspired by them to create new things. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: Toyo Glass
Toyo Glass was founded in 1878 during the Meiji era and officially merged with Sasaki Glass 1957. Toyo Sasaki Glass (TSG) is a company comprised of master craftsmen who specialize in the art of glass-making. Each artisan requires at least 15 years of glassmaking experience to be accepted by the Certified Traditional Japanese Craft-Masters, a prefectural association that credits prestigious artisans for their utmost ability and expertise on Japanese traditional crafts. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: Toyama Hamono
Toyama Hamono was established during the Edo period in 1861 in the town of Sanjyo, in Niigata prefecture of Japan. Blacksmiths in Sanjyo were well known for forging and crafting Japanese swords, or Katana, and using the unique Tatara method of producing iron products which dates back over 1000 years. Toyama Hamono craftsmen have been using similar techniques passed down from generation to generation to crafting their shears for almost 160 years. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: BUNBUKU
Founded by Shiro Takeuchi in 1918 as a zinc ironware manufacture. The company started by making coal buckets, dust pans and watering cans. Today, with their long history of craftsmanship and experience in galvanized and sheet metal, now produce a line of household products such as round and rectangular wastebaskets in colorful sizes. Many of their products can be found used in hotels and offices throughout Japan. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: Soil
“soil” was established as a collaboration between h concept, a renowned design company in Tokyo, Japan, and Isurugi, a plasterwork company; soil co., ltd. in Ishikawa, Japan that cultivated its artisan skills with a history of almost 100 years. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: ITO BINDERY
ITO BINDERY originally started as a bookbinding facility in 1938 in Tokyo Japan, but had to reinvent itself over the years as bounded books became less in demand due the rise in popularity of electronic books.
Third generation president Masaki Ito and grandson of the founder, used their master-craft binding techniques as well as their rich history and background to produce high-quality, precisely hand-cut and bound drawing pads and memo blocks. Distributed by SAIKAI.
Past Exhibitor: Toyo Steel
Toyo Steel Company Ltd. was established in 1969 in Osaka, Japan and is an OEM of various office and industrial products.
Made in Japan, the camber-top Tool box was the recipient of the prestigious Good Design Award in 2009. It features a seamless, one-piece draw pressed, R-corner design making it light yet durable with a carry-handle and suitable for home or for professional use. Distributed by SAIKAI.