Ihada brass trivet: Hoshi - star
Hand sand-cast brass trivets from a foundry founded in 1897 in the Japanese city of Takaoka in the Toyama Prefecture. The castings are largely left ihada - that means with a raw unfinished cast surface without machining or coarse polishing such that the surface retains any texture or discolouration drawn from the sand into which the molten brass was poured; a guarantee of their solidity, manufacture, and also of their uniqueness. Created by Oji Masanori who has worked alongside the foundry's artisans turning their centuries old skills and traditions to the production of a series of modern ‘livingware’. Available in four patterns inspired by the cosmos: Hoshi, a four pointed star (165mm x 165mm x 15mm); Tsuki, the moon (130mm x 12mm); Taiyo, the sun (150mm x 12mm); and Ginga, a many pointed galaxy (180mm x12mm). This is the star.