For the Love of Hasami
Text: Magnus Wittbjer Photography: Micha van Dinther
When we first got started a couple of years ago, one of TypeO’s first loves was Hasami Porcelain, designed by Taku Shinomoto in Venice, California. He and his wife Keiko run Tortoise, a general store we hope to visit someday.
We first came across the stackable ceramic-porcelain blend tableware on one of those crisp and clear fall days. The location was San Francisco, and the time of day was early afternoon.
We had just had a long lunch at Nopalito on Broderick with some of our best friends and slowly made it back on foot to our temporary San Francisco abode. It was then and there we first saw Hasami Porcelain, in the window of men’s fashion store Welcome Stranger on Gough Street.
Stylist Lotta Agaton.
Photographer Ulrika Nihlén.
Stylist Jessica Lagerman.
Decorator Martina Matsson.
Restaurateur Martin Nygren.
Designer Therese Sennerholt.
Interior decorator Pella Hedeby.
Photographer Mikael Lundblad.
Stylist Linnea Salmén.
Blogger Jennifer Hagler.
After a quick look around the interweb, we found that Hasami Porcelain had little or no representation on our side of the Atlantic and decided that we needed to include the line in our own web store. We are glad we did.
It turns out that we are not the only ones loving Hasami. Since we introduced the Venice-born, Japan-made ceramics, Scandinavia seems to have been struck by a Hasami-love wave, as many of the above Instagram posts below show.
So why can’t we, and many others, seem to get enough? We believe it has to do with the clean lines, tactile material, multi-functionality and the fact that it is timeless and cool, without being overly trendy.
Take a look at the entire collection in the online store.