An especially impressive production technique, unique to Arita, inspired us for the Bonhomie tea set collection.  The Kouemon pottery is able to mass-produce vessels which are very thick on the bottom yet have a fine, thin edge. This 
process requires great skill, a long firing time and special clay. Attempting it would normally result in cracked and broken pieces.

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Almost every bowl in traditional Japanese tableware has a foot. So this common element was retained in the collection, giving the tea set both identity and visual coherence and stability. We further studied the typologies of cups and dishes used in daily life in both Asian and European food culture to find the right balance between shape and proportion, capacity and handling. The traditional glaze colours found in traditional Japanese porcelain; dark blue, brick red and celadon green were reappropriated and used in a fresh manner.

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