⟨ Craft ⟩

The Spiritual Realm on the Dining Table

KIKOF

Words / Elva Pang
Photography / KitChu
Translation / Iris Heung

自古以來,「氣」於東方哲理和醫學上扮演重要角色,眼睛雖看不見,卻是每天都影響著人的身體和生活,同時被認為有治療病痛的力量。近年流行的「能量景點」旅遊,也是跟這種「氣」有關,一些宏偉壯麗的自然景色與寺廟神社都是充滿能量的地方,多接觸自然能提升自身的能量。

由植原亮輔和渡邊良重創立的生活品牌KIKOF,以自古以來被視為「能量」之地的日本第一大湖──琵琶湖為創作靈感,並找來日本六大古窯之一的信樂燒合作,製作出結合傳統工藝與現代設計的陶器。於品牌踏入四週年間,KIKOF以琵琶湖中的竹生島為主題,把這座傳說中神仙居住之島於迷霧中的神秘景致定格下來,注入簡潔洗練的「折紙式」陶器中,翠綠通透的色調散發出靈氣迫人的氣場,仿佛把竹生島的「氣」都放到一個小小的碟子或勺子之中,療癒我們的眼晴和心靈。

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Chi has always been playing a crucial role in Oriental philosophy and medicine ever since the ancient time. Chi is invisible but constantly affects the human body and our way of living; it is also believed to have the power to heal. The concept of revitalizing vacation that has recently gained popularity is also related to Chi, since magnificent landscape and temples are typical places that contain positive energy that can refresh the exhausted bodies and soul.

KIKOF is a lifestyle brand founded by Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe. Inspired by Lake Biwa, the lake that is considered to be the greatest source of energy in Japan, the duo collaborates with one of the six major ancient kilns called Shigaraki Ware to produce pottery that combines traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. To celebrate the brand’s fourth anniversary, KIKOF launched a new collection of tableware themed around Chikubu Island in Lake Biwa. There is a saying that Chikubu Island is where the immortals reside, KIKOF then incorporated the myth into its minimalistic origami-like pottery. The beautiful and tranquilizing emerald green color of the collection well depicts the supernatural aura, or, the Chi of Chikubu Island.

CHIKUBU ISLAND’S GREEN系列限量製作30件,每件產品背後都印有號數,更顯珍貴。

CHIKUBU ISLAND’S GREEN collection is limited to 30 precious pieces with a number marked at the back of each item.

除了翠綠新色,優美呈現琵琶湖面四時風光的Morning Blue(朝.藍)、Noon White(昼.白)、Sunset Pink(夕.粉紅)和Moon Night(月夜.灰)都是品牌最為經典的設計。

Apart from the new emerald green, “morning blue”, “noon white”, “sunset pink” and “moon night” that elegantly portray the four faces of Lake Biwa are as well classic colors of the brand.

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