Designer: Masanori Oji
Location: Kawagoe, Japan
ISSHO is a minimalist design collection by Japan-based designer Masanori Oji. His products can be seen at Mjölk, and he has received many accolades for his previous designs. ISSHO means doing something “together” in Japanese. The word represents our connection with other people – especially in how we interact with others in terms of communicating and sharing ideas.
The tablewares are created using traditional Japanese techniques and materials. Highly refined blowing techniques make the glasswares shine with a bright gloss. I honestly can’t pinpoint exactly what I love about these pieces. I look at forks and spoons all day, yet these designs capture my eye and make me contemplate their conception.