Oji Masanori Brass Ihada Tray, Round
A round solid brass tray featuring the “Ihada” finish which is sand cast and has a rough surface which aids in keeping glassware from sliding. The tray will begin to naturally oxidize with use, this can like silver be brought back to a shine.
Diameter: 24cm x H1.7cm
Futagami is located in Toyama – Takaoka City, a city known for its brass statues. it is one of the oldest Brass casting companies in Japan. Masanori Oji joined a workshop at Futagami to learn more about the process of casting brass after he had the idea to design a brass bottle opener. Upon completion of the workshop Masanori proposed to design a line of living wares for Futagami. The collection won an award from “Interior Lifestyle Tokyo” later that year.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Masanori Oji’s brass products are produced using the “sand cast” technique, a raw form of casting that leaves a unique sand-like texture on the surface. Some of the products are then polished or hammered depending on the desired texture.