House Industries’ Monohara Collection

Published:  October 9, 2013

House Industries have been splitting their typographic creation time with a lifestyle line for a while now, producing type towels and children’s blocks, house number tiles and wooden toys.

Leading on from their 2012 collaboration with Japanese ceramics manufacturer Hasami, they were invited back to create a tableware collection. Paying homage to the long history of Hasami kilns, House Ind. didn’t go far to find their muse.  ”We found much of our inspiration quite literally in Hasami’s backyard—the trench filled with 400 years worth of cast offs and blemished items,” House Ind. reported. “Artifacts from Hasami’s ceramic trash pit are the best link to the past and one of the keys to Hasami’s future.”

So the collection was named Monohara, which translates colloquially to “The trash pit next to the climbing kiln.”

Custom artwork was created for each piece of the 15 piece collection, which can be bought in its entirety, a nesting ceramic collection, sets of plates or as a complete tea service, with Japanese hand-crafted Paulownia wood storage boxes.

If you already think you live typography, you gotta eat and drink typography too!

The Monohara collection will be available in the United States in December 2013.

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