Artist : Hisao Iwashimizu Material : Iron Area : Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture
Kukan Chuzo, a brand by Hisao Iwashimizu, proposes ironware that pursues Japanese Aesthetic Sense “Yo-no-bi, Beauty of Everyday Things”of modern life.
His workshop is located in the Mizusawa area of Iwate Prefecture, which is the production area for Nambu ironware. He creates cast iron products such as iron kettles and iron teapots, which are a fusion of tradition and modernity, while valuing the original cast iron texture and color.
The organic design is inspired by nature and has a dignified feel.
It easily blends into any space, such as a traditional Japanese home or a room in an urban apartment.
The more frequent times you use, the more delicious hot water with a mellow texture that conttains iron comes up.
Born in Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Joined T.Glover Co.,Ltd.
Joind NANBU IRON STUDIO ROJI
Selected for the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Store Collection
Panelist at the 50th Anniversary Craft Form JAPAN CRAFT DESIGN ASSOCIATION
Exhibit at 「JAPAN STYLE 2007-design meets craft」 (Paris,MAISON&OBJET) Exhibit at「 "Katachi“ exhibition 」(Frankfurt, Museum Angewandte Kunst) Exhibit at CATHERINE MEMMI「Japanese artworks meet French contemporary furniture collection」（Tokyo,Cassina ixc.）
Exhibit at “WA“ 「The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today」 (Paris,the Japan Cultural Institute) Touring France, Hungary, Germany, Poland and South Korea The jury members for Japan Craft Exhibition Competition
Founded the cast iron workshop "Kukan Nakazo" (IWATE,Mizusawa)
Exhibit at MARGARET HOWELL「Tea Area Launching」(Tokyo, Margaret Howell) Exhibit at Shigeru Uchida "Modern Tea Ceremony Tools Exhibition“ (Tokyo, Le bain)
Exhibit at 「MADE IN JAPAN Nanbu Tekki」(Tokyo, Panasonic Shiodome museum) Introduced in the NHK BS premium "Beauty Pot“ TV program
［Award history ］
Received DESIGN PLUS AWARDS (Germany Internationale Frankfurter Messe ʼ98Ambiente)
Invited for Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition Received the Excellence Award at the Japan Craft Exhibition
Received Grand Prix Winner of Takaoka Craft Competition