62
5
15

金属食器

Metal tableware

Blue, green, orange... When entering SUSgallery located in Jingu-mae, Tokyo, you’ll be mesmerized by colorful reflections from the metal cups. Pick one up and gaze into it. Mysterious blue lights caused by complex refractions shimmer before your eyes. This marvelous effect is like the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) of Capri in southern Italy.

These insulated cups are made of double-walled titanium enclosing a thin vacuum layer, so the temperature of the beverage — no matter whether it’s hot or cold — doesn’t reach your hand. What’s more, neither exterior temperature nor hand heat is easily transferred inside the cup, so cold beverage doesn’t warm up while hot beverage doesn’t turn cold.

These wonderful, practical cups are created in a factory called Seven Seven in Tsubame, Niigata, which is noted for its expertise in metal processing and manufacturing. In the factory, well-worn machinery tended by skilled artisans shows fine old craftsmanship at work. The texture of the cups resembles traditional oven-fired ceramics created by special metal processing methods, capturing a feeling of old Japan. Only expert polishing techniques “forged” and perfected over decades of metalworking can create the breathtaking glow of the mysterious lights. It leaves viewers worldwide simply speechless.

Shoko Tsurumoto is the managing/creative director of SUSgallery brand and one of its founders. She sensed the significance of this concept while at the height of her career as a collaborator in contemporary arts, mainly in New York and Tokyo. Now, she comments about her dream: “Since modern times are filled with mass production, it’s crucial to create inspiring products that awaken people’s desire to give exceptional gifts on memorable occasions. We want to nurture SUSgallery as a sustainable global brand through such products.”

Polishing work affects the glow of the cups, so it is one of the most important finishing processes. Only skilled craftsmen can handle this work.

Each work shows individual character, due to the special manufacturing method of skilled craftsmen.

SUSgallery is a bright space filled with sunlight. Visitors are guided by knowledgeable staff members who provide courteous explanations of products.

When a bottle is placed inside it, this “bottle keeper” product maintains the chilled temperature of wine and champagne without cold water.

Ice cream holders also have a double-layer structure made of stainless steel. Although the outside doesn’t become colder, the content is kept chilled.

This ice cream spoon is designed with a slight curve, making it easy to scoop ice cream and comfortable to put into your mouth.

Using a special manufacturing technique, the thickness of oxide film coating the cup is altered. This subtly varies light reflection angles from spot to spot on the cup, creating a colorful glow with a sense of transparency.

2014-02-19 16:04:11
IS JAPAN COOL? SHOPPING http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/shopping/
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Metal tableware
金属食器
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Shiisaa
シーサー
Mango
マンゴー
Haarii
ハーリー
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Japan
VOCALOID
Mexico
Doraemon
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Café from another world
純喫茶
Kyoto Proverbs
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
SUSHI
寿司
RAMEN
ラーメン
WHISKY
ウイスキー
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
e-Sports
e-Sports
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER