Hashioki gets its name from “hashi,” the Japanese word for chopsticks, and in Japan, they often complete stunning table settings. What we admire about Ceramic Japan's hashioki, though, is that they are great for any cutlery — Japanese or Western.
Each ring has a subtle indent to support a pair of chopsticks, a fork or spoon, and when not being used as a rest, it can double as a napkin ring. A wooden stand allows the set of 5 to be neatly stacked away, perfect to pack up to take to outdoor picnic tables, or even keep on the dining table as a minimalist objet d'art.
Ceramic Japan brings together contemporary designers with traditional ceramists in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, a region with a history of porcelain dating back to the 8th century. Porcelain clay is still sourced from the prefecture’s mountainous landscape and was originally fired using timber from local woodland. Artisans today use age-old techniques, now refined to perfection by modern equipment, making Ceramic Japan’s minimalist products a combination of innovative design and traditional craftsmanship.
Designed by Ceramic Japan 5 Rings, 1 Stand Porcelain; Wood stand Ring diameter 5 cm; Stand height 11 cm