[ nodo ] metal tie

design : Kotaro Usugami

The word “nodo” means a “knot” or “intersection” in Italian. We offer items with a playful touch that combines craftsmanship with maximum inspiration behind the materials used.

The first collection from nodo has been born. We make unique accessories based on Japanese craftsmanship. The making of these bow ties was inspired by the texture created through metal processing. The bow has been cast in aluminum, and its design takes advantage of the characteristics of the material such as its light weight, corrosion resistance, and high plasticity. The neck strap, made of Japanese silk, has been sewn carefully by hand, one at a time. We have paid attention to every detail in creating this product.

<metal tie silver / polished>
The silver model has a mirror finish with the brilliance of metal. Craftsmen have carefully polished the bow by following its complex shape. The color of your clothes and your surroundings will be reflected in the bow’s surface. The appeal of this product is its ever-changing brilliance.

<metal tie black / matte>
The black model has a matte finish to make the most of the appearance of the cast surface that naturally appears during the process. Sandblasting and anodizing the uneven surface particular to casts creates an unrefined but deep, unique texture.

[ nodo ] metal tie

NU21P-01 AL
aluminum(silver / polished)

NU21P-01 BK
black(black / matte)


Bow: w90×h36×15mm、Strap: 33-48cm around the neck
Bow: Aluminum(AL: mirror finish, BK: black anodized finish)、Belt: 100% Silk

Photographer : Naohiro Matsumoto
Stylist : Megumi Hasegawa
Hair&Make : Kanae Ito

Kotaro Usugami

Usugami was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1991 and graduated from the Department of Design Information, Faculty of Business Design, Miyagi University in 2013. He completed the Product Design course at the Graduate School of Arts and Design, Kanazawa College of Art in 2016. Since then, he has been engaged in designing wristwatches for a watch manufacturer. Focusing on the process of product design through physical trial and error, he takes a comrehensive approach that goes beyond the design of individual products to incorporate communication. He has received many awards, including the Good Design Award.