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Michael YoungNambu Tekki

Combining identical iron modules through precise calculations creates tables of various sizes and wall-mounted pieces. Its structural system was developed when the designer revisited modularity studies he conducted decades ago, approaching them with fresh eyes and exploring the functional structure within mathematical limitations. The modules are adorned with traditional cherry blossom and unique geometric patterns, realized with 3D printing technology.
Year: 2024
Material: Brass, Iron
Size: Wall Art / L10 x W52 x H47.6 cm
   Side Table S / L60 x W60 x H50 cm
   Side Table L / L70 x W70 x H50 cm
Combining identical iron modules through precise calculations creates tables of various sizes and wall-mounted pieces. Its structural system was developed when the designer revisited modularity studies he conducted decades ago, approaching them with fresh eyes and exploring the functional structure within mathematical limitations. The modules are adorned with traditional cherry blossom and unique geometric patterns, realized with 3D printing technology.
Year: 2024
Material: Brass, Iron
Size: Wall Art / L10 x W52 x H47.6 cm
   Side Table S / L60 x W60 x H50 cm
   Side Table L / L70 x W70 x H50 cm

About Nambu Tekki

Nambu Tekki is iron casting that has been made in Morioka City and Oshu City in Iwate Prefecture since the 17th century. Its main products are household items such as tea pots and iron kettles. Not only traditional black but also various shades such as red, blue and green, as well as various patterns and forms are available.

Designer

Michael Young

Industrial designer. Founder of the Michael Young Studio with the aim of providing exclusive, quality design services across an eclectic range of markets – from interiors to technology. He is known in the industry as a complex minimalist. His works are collected by prestigious museums and galleries, including Louvre Museum, The Centre Pompidou and Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Artisan

Kei Sato

Saaki Cast Iron Foundry, 3rd generation. Traditional craftsman. Born in 1987. Engaging in the family business since 2004. Producer of "Nambu Tekki" iron kettles using traditional techniques established by his grandfather, and also creates original items applying modern techniques. Engages in personal projects, creating original items upon request from restaurants, traditional Japanese inns, designers, and brands. Handles all tasks from design to technical aspects within the workshop.

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