Designed by Oji Masanori, these elegant and superbly crafted butter cases were locally produced by artisans in Hokkaido, using wood from the surrounding environment. These pieces are pared back, considered designs that put function first, harking back to simpler times.
The Butter Case lid fits the case snugly at a 45-degree angle to prevent clogging. Every corner and/or edge is finished to give a round shape with gentle details.
You didn't know you needed one of these, but you will wonder why you never did....the wabi sabi feel, the smell of the wood, the maker's careful crafting, an object of function and beauty that is worthy of the finest kitchen or dinner table.
Comes with a wooden butter knife.
Coating: food-grade polyurethane oil finish
Dimensions(cm): W: 14.8 x D: 8.4 x H: 4.4
About Takahashi Kougei, Woodworking
Takahashi Kougei is known for its delicate products made using highly sophisticated woodturning techniques passed down from earlier generations. It offers simple woodenwares that fit effortlessly into modern lifestyles.
The lumber used in Takahashi Kougei products is purchased while the trees are still growing in the mountains. After felling, the wood is seasoned for several years to allow for warping or shrinking before being used in a product. Takahashi Kougei also provides thorough after-sales care, repairing any cracked utensils or reapplying tableware urethane coating for a fee, in the hope that the utensils will be used for at least as long as the time it took for the trees in Asahikawa to grow.
The hallmark of Takahashi Kougei products is the meticulous attention to detail given in applying highly refined lathing techniques. The respective features of various high quality Hokkaido-grown trees are used to craft simple and functional wood products. When the company was founded by woodturner Shoichi Takahashi in 1965, it first produced mostly table legs and ornamental pillars.
With the downturn in the domestic furniture market, Takahashi Kougei launched in the 1980s the production of wood cups and sugar pots using lathes, becoming the founder of the Asahikawa group of wood tableware makers. The Kami Glass series of drinking cups developed by second-generation President Hidetoshi Takahashi in 2007 attracted great attention for its unadorned simplicity and thinness previously thought unattainable for wood utensils, becoming one of Takahashi Kougei's most popular items.
This was further refined into the Kami series through contributions by designers Masanori Oji and Rina Ono. New lines of products were subsequently added to the Takahashi Kougei lineup, including the Cara series inspired by the curve of egg shells and the Kakudo series of polygonal utensils. These wooden items have a modern sensibility, enabling them to blend naturally into the contemporary lifestyle, and lend warmth to one's environment." Classiky 0 129 no image url
NOT microwave or dishwasher safe. Hand wash only.