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collaborator : SKAGEN(US)
manufacturer : GlasKeller(Switzland) / KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO
material : glass, sand, Japanese cypress, brass
size : W.550 x D.550 x H.645mm

A tableware for sharing passage of time. A product designed for the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition 2015 that annually held at Salone del mobile in Milan. In Denmark, where the name of SKAGEN is from, there is a special word ‘Hygge’ to represent a warm atmosphere created by people when gathering. To respond to a request from SKAGEN ‘ideas for ‘Hygge table’, Futatsumata inserted a tall hourglass symbolising Skagen’s continuos creation of watches that marking passage of time into a big solid board of Hinoki. Hinoki (Japanese cypress) is well used for such as Japanese traditional architecture like shrines or temples for its beauty. Because of its antibacterial effect, the material is occasionally used for cutting boards in Japan. Sand in the hourglass is actually taken from beach in Skagen, Denmark. For instance, this can be used as a cutting board for fruits or cheeses and also as a display tray for food. Futatumata believes ‘Hygge space’ will be spread out around a dining table by Hygge Board to let surroundings to feel the passage of time with flow of sand.

photo : Takumi Ota (without monochrome)