Brass IHADA Stationery Tray Large. Designed by Masanori Oji and made by Futagami, Japan.
This gorgeous brass IHADA Stationery Tray has an organic crude casting of brass and is designed to be used as a pen holder or money tray. The upper face of the tray is IHADA-finished, a crude casting surface. The tray gradually changes its colour over the course of years due to oxidisation. The longer it is used, the richer and subtler it becomes.
The tray can be used to pop your keys and sunglasses on when you arrive home at the front door, for your favourite jewelries or bibs and bobs next to the bed, as a tray in the bathroom, or even a serving tray for small canapés.
Futagami was founded in 1897 and has a long history of making brass artefacts. The techniques of making these brass artefacts were initially used to make Buddhist items for celebration and worship, and are now used to transform exquisitely designed home items into modern collectibles. Metals such as brass are subject to change their look with time, thus, bringing out their unique beauty.