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Crafted for Lexus: One Kiln Ceramics plate set

Crafted for Lexus is an exclusive curation of contemporary lifestyle products available at Intersect stores and other Lexus outlets worldwide. The items are produced in collaboration with traditional artisans and emerging designers, with the expressed aim of delivering fresh interpretations on classic products, in harmony with the Lexus spirit of craftsmanship.

In this series we focus on individual products within the Crafted for Lexus collection, continuing with…

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Crafted for Lexus: One Kiln’s stacking plate set

Yusuke Kido of the One Kiln Ceramics studio in Kagoshima, Japan, is known for his creative use of materials, a fact that is reflected in this unique, four-piece plate set.

The set is handmade from clay drawn from the Amakusa islands, off the west coast of Kyushu, and is the same soil used in high-grade Japanese porcelain. After moulding, two colours of glaze are applied – bright green for the inside, a shade custom-made for this Crafted for Lexus edition, and a special grey-black for the exterior, created using ash from the active Sakurajima volcano, near where Kido-san was born and raised.

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Designed for everyday use, each plate has a multi-purpose function in that it can serve as a lid, bowl or dish, and yet also be stacked for compact storage. In explaining his original use of local materials, Kido-san comments: “I want to explore the possibilities of what can only be achieved here. By doing this, I hope our products can bring happiness to people all around the world.”

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Look out for the next post in our examination of the Crafted for Lexus collection, which will focus on soft shawls made by Tamaki Niime.

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