KEITA MARUYAMA KEITA MARUYAMA “CASA KEITA -Winter preparations for the Maruyama residence-“

Keita Maruyama
KEITA MARUYAMA “CASA KEITA -Winter preparations for the Maruyama residence-” ~ Ceramics, woodwork, glass works, etc. from 20 groups of artists and workshops ~

KEITA MARUYAMA will present “CASA KEITA -Winter preparations for the Maruyama residence-“, a collection of works that will make you feel richer during the holiday season. , and will be held at Kobe Bettei from Saturday, November 19th.
We have prepared pottery, woodwork, glassware, and other works from 20 groups of artists and workshops all over the country that will add flowers to your daily life and make it beautiful.
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■ Comments from designer Keita Maruyama about “CASA KEITA -Winter preparations at Maruyama residence-”
signs of winter
When I wake up early in the morning, the air is clear and cold, Boil water in your favorite iron kettle and brew coffee carefully. A table at night with friends and family in a warm room.
New Year’s holidays, from gorgeous and fun settings for Christmas to dignified New Year’s,
New utensils and utensils that are soothing and seem to attract luck for the year.
Such winter preparations.
With branding director Hisako Namekata,
I asked my favorite authors and various people to collect them. Please come and visit us.
Keita Maruyama
■ List of exhibiting artists
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Manami Naoi
Mr. Naoi, who has loved making things since he was a child, places importance on ease of use, spending time with the user, and blending into everyday life. Simple tableware that brings out ingredients, dishes, flowers, etc. makes us realize the importance, enjoyment, and small joys of meals that are indispensable in our daily lives.

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Hikaru Masuda
Born in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture in 1985. Studied pottery at Musashino Art University, Department of Crafts and Industrial Design. After that, he worked as an assistant to Chikako Yoshikawa, and became independent in 2012. Currently based in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. With a free shipping and production style that transcends boundaries, we are spreading the new charm of Tokoname ware. In addition, the elusive style that makes it impossible to know when and where it was created, all over the world, gives us a glimpse of the essence of diversity in modern times.

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So Terui
Born in Arita-cho, Saga Prefecture, after graduating from the Department of Sculpture at Tokyo Zokei University, started making pottery in Kamiyahagi, Gifu Prefecture. Since 2000, he has been making pottery in Arita after training ongi (kimchi jars) for about a year under Lee Kang-hyo, a modern Korean potter. Based on the porcelain clay and glaze unique to Arita porcelain, it combines a unique modern sensibility.

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Ryuji Iwasaki
I specialize in “Kannagashi”, in which a series of rings drawn with glaze melts to create a petal-like pattern. The gradation of the glaze and the sparkle of the crystallized particles on the surface create a unique charm that is created by applying a white glaze to
semi-porcelain clay and then spraying copper oxide or chromium oxide over it. I continue to create pottery with the hope that the world will know the depth and charm that cannot be expressed with words alone.

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Bunsho Kiln
Bunsho Kiln is located on a hill overlooking Imari Port in Saga Prefecture. “Don’t finish it beautifully, just as you want it to be.” Dripping of the glaze, the presence of black spots that occur when baking, and uneven colors are the characteristics of the vessel. Making pottery using the same Izumiyama pottery stone as early Imari. We aim to create pottery that is unique to Bunsho-gama, which operates on this land, by facing the thoughts of the potters who created porcelain in Japan 400 years ago, inheriting the traditional techniques.

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Yuuko Seki
blown glass artist. In 2010, he entered a glass workshop in Okinawa, fascinated by the charm of blown glass in Okinawa, which is full of nature. After that, after working as an assistant at a glass studio in Gunma Prefecture, he became independent in 2015. Created with the hope that “someone’s daily life will be sparkling with their favorite glass”, the works shine in the sunlight and show various expressions, adding sparkle to life.

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Gato Mikio Store
Founded in 1908 (Meiji 41) as Gato Mokkojo in Yamanaka Onsen, a potter’s town. Inheriting the will of local woodworkers, we value the beautiful wood grain created by natural materials and the perfection of each piece of wood that has been carefully turned up. By boldly showing the wood grain without hiding it, the material, the precision of the wood base, and the transparent wiping lacquer are all perfect. At Gato Mikio Shoten, we strive to make lacquerware that will be loved for a long time by pursuing practicality that makes use of the advanced techniques of traditional Yamanaka lacquerware and high artistry based on Japanese aesthetics.

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Morihisa Suzuki Studio
[Image includes indoor, table, sitting, metal Description
automatically generated] A prestigious Nambu Tekki ironware company founded in 1625 in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Rather than the jet-black peculiar to Nambu Tekki, it is characterized by a deep rust color that is finished with a unique technique. Although it is made of cast metal, it has a warm texture that not only softens the dining table, but also gives a sense of Japanese chic and “beauty of use” from its beautifully balanced form. We carry out integrated production from draft to completion, and have a high reputation both in Japan and overseas, and there is unshakable sake. As a long-established store, we continue to produce tea kettles, iron kettles, and other ironware that can be used in modern life with traditional techniques unique to the south.
A concept shop where designer Keita Maruyama freely expresses his thoughts and worldview. In addition to KEITA MARUYAMA, of course, we also select various “things” related to clothing, food and housing, such as interiors and general store vintages, as well as disseminating “things” created with various artists and creators. It offers a space full of creativity, just like Keita Maruyama’s own house.
Founded by fashion designer Keita Maruyama. Keita Maruyama was born in Harajuku, Tokyo in 1965. After graduating from Bunka Fashion College in 1987, joined BIGI Group’s Quatre Saison and worked as a planning designer for Atsuki Onishi. After going independent in 1990, he became a hot topic as a freelance designer, focusing on costumes, designing stage costumes for many musicians and celebrities, including DREAMS COME TRUE, as well as TV and commercials. At the same time as the launch of the brand, he participated in the 94-95 autumn/winter Tokyo collection for the first time as “KEITA MARUYAMA TOKYO PARIS”. In 1996, he won the 14th Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix Newcomer Award and the Shiseido Encouragement Award, and opened a flagship store in Aoyama, Tokyo. In 1997, the women’s collection was announced at the 98 Spring/Summer Paris Collection. In 2012, he worked on uniform design for Japan Airlines’ cabin crew and ground service department, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. In recent years, KEITA MARUYAMA has not only been active as a member of fast fashion, but also produced uniforms and brands.

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