Gifu Collection 2017

Traditional Craft Made Products

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The Sebastian Conran Gifu Collection is the result of a unique and ongoing collaboration between Sebastian Conran’s London design studio and 14 traditional makers based in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Gifu, Japan.

The collection celebrates a rich and diverse craft heritage that dates back 1,300 years, combining traditional Japanese techniques with an original and contemporary international design ethos. Inspired by Gifu past and present, the collection features hand-glazed ceramics, finger-jointed woods, washi papers and sharpened steel.

The Sebastian Conran Gifu Collection concept launched to great acclaim at Maison et Objet Paris January 2017 with 10 makers and over 50 items, and attracted significant interest from international press and retailers. One year on and there are now over 100 products available produced by 14 makers spanning across lighting, furniture, ceramics, stationery and kitchen tools, all crafted using the diverse skills and exceptional techniques of the Gifu region.

ASANO SHOTEN: Kinka lanterns

HIDA SANGYO: Dining and home office furniture

JYUSENGAMA: Crystalline mugs

KAI: Steel collection

*High quality computer rendering produced in-house ahead of the collection launch

KAMINOSHIGOTO: Oboeru stationary

KANEKO KOHYO: Porcelain serveware

*High quality computer rendering produced in-house ahead of the collection launch

ODA POTTERY: Hikari collection

OHASHI RYOKI: Hinoki storage collection

OZEKI: Aero collection

SHIZU HAMONO: Kitchen knife collection

*High quality computer rendering produced in-house ahead of the collection launch

Prototypes and samples created during the design of the range