Azmaya: when designers and craftmen work together to create beautiful tableware
Azmaya is a Nigata based collective of Japanese designers who collaborate with Japanese artisans to create contemporary products for daily life using traditional techniques and materials. All of the objects are made in Japan. Items vary from glassware, ceramics, porcelain, ironware, copperware, brassware, wooden trays, and lacquer ware.
Azmaya uses a contemporary international sense of design for tableware, whilst still being usable for Japanese dishes. It is this juxtaposition that caught our attention. A well thought out design to create a lovely meal placement for any occasion whether it be for Japanese food or with various western and international dishes. The designs and shapes make an enjoyable and festive way to design your place around your table. There are also kitchen accessories, lifestyle accessories and bath accessories, each meticulously designed and hand sculpted for its particular function.