LUE Brass for Your Table and Home
Lue makes brass products such as a cutlary, stationary and accessory.
The small studio is located in Setouchi city, Okayama. Brass is an attractive material which the color changes with daily use. Lue always works keeping their products to be used with fun and cherished for long time.
Ruka Kikuchi (also known by his nickname Lue) makes objects that match with the lives of ordinary people, hoping that every time one of his items is picked up and used it brings great pleasure and will last for many years.
Lue has two different product lines, handcrafts and industrial. Making each item by hands is the heart of Lue, where and how Lue comes from. There is the shape which only humans' hands can produce. Hands are more delicate and accurate tool than any machines. Although he makes all his works by hand, he has recently started to explore the production of industrial metalwork, cutlery that is made by workshop machinery. He hopes that he can push his craft to more people with this option, using top quality metal and interesting design solutions, for example one flat piece of brass punched with a single mold. All of the works stocked are handmade by Lue himself and feature unique markings, such as little scratches and hammer marks where the craftsman has been at work.