In the CRAFTED FOR LEXUS collection, time-tested craft and contemporary design come together to form a unique collection of goods. Two brand-new items have just joined the ever-growing range.
“We would love to see our handcrafted products become triggers for young people to gain interest in traditional crafts and in professions of craftsmanship,” explain Hiromichi Yumoto and Takefumi Momose of SEE SEE, a Japanese homewares brand specializing in the time-proven handcraft Hikimono. With roots going back to the Yayoi period, the art of Hikimono is concentrated in the Shizuoka prefecture where craftsmen like Momose and designers like Yumoto are collaborating to make round wooden vessels and bowls using spinning wheels and lathes. “Our brand delivers the quality that only a traditional, analog way of working can achieve. But each of our creations features a contemporary design that appeals to global trendsetters.”
Since launching the first CRAFTED FOR LEXUS collection in 2013, Lexus has made it its mission to bring history-rich yet contemporary quality crafts – such as the SEE SEE brand’s Hikimono objects – to the world. Celebrating a new generation of highly skilled master craftsmen, the line is made up of brand-exclusive lifestyle goods and reflects Lexus’ ongoing commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and design. The catalog includes artisan-made products from One Kiln earthenware and hand-woven shawls by Niime Tamaki, to minimalist Bsize desk lamps and hand-crafted Kaneko Optical sunglasses, with items sold and showcased at INTERSECT BY LEXUS in Tokyo, Dubai, and soon in the brand new New York space. Recently, a Hikimono spindle tray by SEE SEE joined the ever-growing line-up of Japanese wares.