We aimed to create an item that would give busy modern people a chance to return to their childhood and enjoy themselves, relaxing and healing their heads.
You can enjoy irregular and quaint movements that utilize the power of nature and comfortable tones.
The reception room, study, VIP room, lounge, bar, etc. will match elegantly regardless of Japanese or Western style, so please experience the playfulness that adults really made.
|Country of origin||Niigata Prefecture, Japan|
|Material||Metal Stainless 304 Matte, Wood Hard Maple|
|Delivery Time||1-2 weeks (if out of stock + 1-2 weeks)|
A new healing moment created by Tsubamesanjo's technological capabilities
- Metal Processing
- Kiichiro Nozaki
Technology cultivated long history of manufacturing in Tsubamesanjo
Tsubamesanjo has developed as a "manufacturing town" since the Edo period when farmers suffering from flooding of rivers were encouraged to make Japanese nails.
Our roots are Nozaki Seisakusho (store name Hisakazu Nozaki), which was founded by the first president, Yoshichi Nozaki, in 1902 at Tsubamesanjo.
At the time of our founding, we manufactured hardware such as wooden chests of drawers and have been involved in the processing of various metal products to meet the needs of the times.
Tsubamesanjo has become one of the leading metal processing towns in Japan, but in recent years, overseas products have dominated the market and the number of local companies is decreasing year by year.
"GRAVIMORPH" was born while searching for something epoch-making products by making the best use of Tsubamesanjo craftsman's high technique of "cutting, shaving and polishing".
I met Professor Kazushige Higuchi, a designer who teaches at Aichi University of Education, because I wanted to create a brand that Japan can be proud of in the world in the luxury market for adults with the technology of Tsubame Sanjo.
A completely new contemporary art product "GRAVIMORPH" was born by re-producing the original plan for sophisticated adults.
For interiors that "coexist with nature" that make the most of what they are
GRAVIMORPH is a coined word that combines the two words GRAVITATION (gravity) and MORPHOLOGY (morphology), and means "modeling that moves by gravity".
The combination (encounter) of simple shapes of things creates simple and unique movements and pleasant tones when influenced by the force of nature, gravity.
Gravimorph was completed by combining the technologies of Tsubamesanjo.
Metal rails and wood are combined like a puzzle with precision processing precision rather than using glue or welding.
This cannot be done without very high technology.
By doing so, you can enjoy it for a long time without changing its shape over the years.
We also devise post-treatment so that you can enjoy the original beauty of metal and wood materials.
The metal is not painted or plated, but is dyed black to leave a natural texture, and the wood is painted with a minimal amount of colorless and transparent urethane so that the grain can be beautifully expressed.
This is based on the idea of "coexisting with nature" that the Japanese have had since ancient times.
The Japanese have a culture of incorporating nature into their lives, just as they loved the Japanese gardens "Shishi-odoshi" and "wind chimes." p>
Gravimorph is a healing gem for adults born from such an idea unique to Japan.
Have a relaxing time so that working adults can return to their childhood
The designer, Professor Higuchi, is a specialist in early childhood education, and Gravimorph's original idea was an idea that stimulated children's sensibilities.
Children are play geniuses.
Everyone should have had an experience of being absorbed in one thing when they were children.
I thought that I could make a healing item that would allow adults in their prime to return to their childhood, and arranged the original plan for adults, which is unique, relaxing, and interior.
Gravimorph is an expression of the elements.
Enjoy the irregular and quaint movements that utilize the power of nature and the pleasant tones.
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How Japanese Products Can Be Such High Quality
The Reason Japan Can Produce So Many High-Quality Products
To put it simply, it’s because they found a way to produce exceptional products with high efficiency, resulting in surprisingly low prices.
The Japanese Drive for Perfection
The Japanese always seek perfection in both the production process and the products themselves.
As such, the Japanese production process aims to eliminate waste and inefficiencies while guaranteeing quality by having craftspeople inspect their own products and constantly strive to make improvements.
Ingenuity Stemming from the Spirit of “Omotenashi” and “Kikubari”
The Japanese excel at creating and improving things because of their devotion to the ideas of hospitality and attentiveness, known as “omotenashi” and “kikubari” respectively. These ideas push them to uncover, predict, and fulfill their customers’ every need.
This earnestness, as well as how they spare no effort when it comes to offering their customers the very best, is reflected in the products Japan produces.
Trustworthy Suppliers That Deliver On All Fronts
One product is often the result of various organizations joining forces and combining their skills and capabilities.
Japanese suppliers are known for their dedication to delivering high-quality materials, parts, and products on schedule, and it’s thanks to their efforts that Japan can produce such high-quality goods.
The Japanese Are the World’s Most Discerning and Demanding Customers
Many Japanese people have traveled and experienced shopping around the world. This has given them a much more discerning eye for judging the quality of products.
The standards of Japanese people are very high. They are finely tuned not just to the quality, safety, design, and novelty of products, but also to their visual appearance such as their packaging and wrapping.
Made-in-Japan products keep improving in quality in order to meet the rigorous standards of their domestic clientele.
Japan Is Home to Many Long-Established Companies
According to an international survey, Japan has the highest number of companies that have been established over a century ago. In fact, the grand total of 33,076 of such Japanese companies accounts for 41.3% of the total worldwide number of 80,066. The US takes second place with 19,497 companies (24.4%) and Sweden comes in third with 13,997 (17.5%).
Japan also has the highest number of companies that are more than two centuries old, being home to 1,340 such companies, which account for 65.0% of the global total of 2,051. The US takes second place with 239 companies (11.6%), Germany comes in third with 201 (9.8%), and the UK places fourth with 83 (4.0%).
So, Japan is able to produce so many high-quality goods because it’s home to the highest number of long-established companies that have been passing down their knowledge and technical prowess through the generations.
*Source: Based on data from Teikoku Databank and Bureau Van Dijk’s orbis (as of October 2019).
What Makes Traditional Japanese Crafts High Quality
Traditional crafts are the amalgamation of Japanese culture.
“Traditional crafts” is the general term used for crafts that are produced using processes and techniques that have been passed down through generations. In Japan, this includes textiles, dyed goods, ceramics, lacquerware, woodwork, washi Japanese paper, dolls, items for Buddhist rituals, and other goods that enrich our everyday lives.
Traditional crafts are associated with the concept of “the beauty of use”, which refers to products and skills that become easier to use and approach perfection the longer they come into contact with people.
Currently, it is believed that there are approximately 1,300 different types of traditional crafts in Japan.
Among these, 236 crafts have been officially designated as “traditional Japanese crafts” by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (as of January 2021).
The main criteria for being recognized as a traditional Japanese craft:
Key Parts of the Production Process Must Be Done by Hand
Traditional Japanese crafts do not have to be entirely handmade, but the underlying process that brings out the product’s unique and distinctive characteristics, such as their quality, form, and design, must be handcrafted.
This guarantees that every traditional Japanese craft is, at its core, a product of human hands, meaning that its size and shape have been designed with human comfort in mind. It also makes the crafts much safer.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
The Japanese believe that a technique or a skill can only be considered reliable and complete after it’s been refined through trial and error and constant improvements by numerous craftspeople over a period of at least 100 years.
Skills are closely related to the capability of each craftsperson and precision, and they are something that an individual can refine. Techniques, on the other hand, are associated with the historical accumulation of knowledge, including everything from the selection of raw materials to the production process.
All this said, modern craftspeople don’t just mimic the techniques of the past. Rather, they’re continuously coming up with improvements and developing new ways of doing things without fundamentally changing what makes traditional Japanese crafts unique.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
As we can see, the secret to the high quality of made-in-Japan products is the drive of Japanese people for perfection, the adherence to their unique philosophy of hospitality, and their discerning eye that can’t be matched.
Traditional Japanese crafts are one level above normal made-in-Japan products, as they must also meet rigorous criteria such as being handcrafted or made using skills and techniques that have been passed down for at least a century.
Thanks to all of the above, Japanese products have become famous for their high quality all over the world.
Because it was expensive, but has entered the courage to buy, we are very pleased. Exactly is the adult of the interior full of playful. I usually, but enjoy the quiet along with my wife, and try to move on when the grandchildren came to play, so you are willing and interesting, it is also one of the fun.