Comfort in the experience of touch
How is comfort experienced? Designing HIBI started with this question. The sense of balance when held in the hand. The feel of smoothness when carried to the mouth. In pursuing these functionalities, unnecessary decor was negated and the design was realized to fulfill your senses. Instinctively, your hands are led to them and it is there everyday, right on the table. Your five senses know, they remember that warm feeling. So touch it, use it, and see for yourself.
Sensible size, modest appeal
Japanese food culture has evolved by uniquely incorporating and arranging foreign influences. If what we eat has been adapted to suit our lifestyle, why shouldn't also the utensils we eat with? With this in mind, the diameter of the tumblers and the proportion of the cutlery were made smaller than that considered to be standard in western countries. For smaller hands, they fit perfectly and look effortless in action.
Textures that create a sophisticated presentation
The texture of tableware makes dishes pleasing to the eye, enhancing the colors of fresh vegetables or the steam from a cup of soup. The porcelain pieces incorporate iron and ash in their glaze, giving depth and rich expression to the white and black colors. The urushi-bowl has a gently polished finish that comes from a special method of applying urushi (lacquer)－applying, wiping, and reapplying layers. The subtly varying shades of glaze and the wood grain textures bring richness to your daily table.