Conceived for a fun and daily use at home, Studio M brand includes everyday tableware items such as plate, mug, bowl, tea pot and so on. The various styles ranging from Japanese-like to Western-like all have a common feature: a lovely, thoughtful and warm design.
Sobokai brand originated to meet the needs of the restaurant and hospitality industry seeking out-of-ordinary and durable tableware best showcasing food. It includes white porcelain with original shapes as well as traditional modern Japanese pieces or vintage-inspired plates.
The floral pattern with small fruits and flowers is inspired by a spring garden. They made a lot of sketches by paying attention to the movement and arrangement of the leaves and branches so that the movement with a sense of rhythm like a spring plant can be seen. They are also conscious of how it looks when used repeatedly. The shape reminiscent of frills and lace, the three-dimensional relief creates shadows, and by further impressing the pattern, even a simple cake looks gorgeous.
The Marumitsu Pottery has a desire to make your meal enjoyable. That’s why they value a timeless, simple and warm design and ease of use. Daily meals are important and indispensable. May your meal be enjoyable. It would be nice to have such a feeling in a gift. It will surely make your daily dining table gorgeous and fun. Therefore, it is perfect not only as a gift, but also as a gift for two people getting married or as a gift for a housewarming gift.
About The Company
Founded in 1950, Marumitsu Poterie started as a local ceramic wholesaler. The idea of creating originally designed products came in 1985. Kenji Kato was visiting a Gifu’s potter when he saw “café au lait” bowls intended for exports to Europe and was told: “The French begin their day drinking ‘café au lait’ served in a bowl, dunking their baguette or croissants into it.”
At that time this kind of drinking culture wasn’t spreading yet in Japan and it left him fascinated and wanting to try this famous “café au lait with baguette”. He realized. “There is this kind of tableware which makes you want to eat some specific food, and drink some specific beverages. We will make this kind of tableware.” This was the starting point of our original brand Studio M’ and the concept “Meals are delightful”.
Function at the heart of design to provide the user with the best experience when using our products. Their designers always create their tableware while having in mind how it will be used or what food would be best on it. Diversity in the choice of material to produce a large variety of tableware meeting different lifestyles.
They use a variety of clay type (porcelain, stoneware, earthenware and open-fire resistant earthenware) associated with traditional and modern glazing techniques. Local production made with the know-how of local potters their tableware combines functionality and a high level of quality with the “artisan touch”.