Large ihada towel rail
Hand poured sand-cast brass towel rails in two length from a foundry founded in 1897 in the central Japanese city of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture. With minimal chasing the castings are largely left ihada, which means with a raw cast surface maintaining any texture or discolouration naturally drawn from the sand into which the molten brass is poured; considered a guarantee of their solidity, veracity of manufacture, but also of their uniqueness. Supplied with fixings the towel rails form part of a series of home-wares developed in partnership with Oji Masanori in order to raise awareness amongst a wider public of both the possibilities of the material and the remarkable skills of its artisan producers. This larger rail measures approximately 355mm x 37mm x 38mm.