- φ305 × d52mm
- Plywood, paper ( Mermaid ) , glass
Color tones transferred to a paper surface by using special felt which has a woven design during the papermaking are called felt mark.
Mermaid, created in 1956 under the supervision of a designer named Hiroshi Hara (1903-1986), is a series of fine paper of felt mark made by a machine. The series was called “Mermaid ripples”- ripples of the sea that a mermaid lives in- because of the felt mark like gentle ripples and became familiar as “Mermaid” in 1960s.
Mermaid has various colors and thickness (ream weight) selected under the supervision of a graphic designer, Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) in 1999. The series is widely used as a painting kit, a design paper and a book jacket.
Born in Tokyo, 1977. In 1999, he graduated from the Construction Department Architecture Course at Yokohama National University. Moved to Italy in 2000. Began designing following a period working at a glass studio and an architect’s office in Venice. In 2006, graduated from Venezia Construction University. During a trip to Noto, Japan, he was so impressed with the richness of the nature and lifestyle, he decided to return to Japan and moved to Notojima. In 2007, he established the Noto design office. Studying local materials and learning local techniques and applying them to his work, he attempts to design products that enrich everyday life. Alongside his design activities, he also grows rice in a rented untilled paddy field.