Teruhiro Yanagihara

This simple tableware series with its stackable function aspires to become a global standard for everyday dining use. Designer Teruhiro Yanagihara suggested a design concept based on the notion of perfection and imperfection co-existing within beauty, taking his inspiration from the phenomena that invariably occur during the glazing stage of the porcelain manufacturing process. So, based on the belief common in Japan since ancient times that true beauty lies in imperfection, Yanagihara positively embraced any uneven or mottled glazing that would have previously been deemed as defective in Arita, giving this tableware collection its distinctive and beguiling appearance.


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Designer's Profile

Teruhiro Yanagihara established his company in 2002 to develop his own, identifiable design vision. Ever since, he has been creating 'borderless' designs for Japanese and international clients. His intention is to cross boundaries and cultures with his projects and to instigate encounters between contemporary design, industries and Japanese crafts.
Since 2002, Yanagihara has been active in many areas of design; He is a product designer for international clients such as Offecct, Pallucco, Landscape Forms, Wallpaper*, Kimura Glass and an interior designer for Sergio Rossi, and the Less Is More group in Japan, amongst others. He is a creative director, responsible for branding, for furniture manufacturers Karimoku New Standard, the leather collection TYP by Morpho, and the ceramics brand 1616 / arita japan. Yanagihara is the founding member of the annual design symposium Designeast in Osaka.

1976年香川県生まれ。2002年 に自身のスタジオを設立。「デザインする状況をデザインする」という考えのもと、クリエイティブディレクション、プロダクトデザイン、インテリアデザイン と国境とジャンルの境界線を越えて活動する。目に見えない物語を内包し、使い手に寄り添う詩的なデザインアプローチは国際的にも評価され、SERGIO ROSSI (イタリア)やPALLUCCO (イタリア)、OFFECCT (スウェーデン)、Landscape Forms (米国)をはじめとする多くの一流クライアントを抱える。国内家具ブランド「KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD」 や有田焼のブランド「1616 / arita Japan」、革小物ブランドのTYP/等、クリエイティブディレクターとしてブランドの立ち上げにも関わる。


Desinger's photo: Kenta Hasegawa Product's photo: Yasunori Shimomura
Teruhiro Yanagihara Collection
Cup / White
Cup / Blue
Rim Plate 120 / White
Rim Plate 120 / Black
Rim Plate 120 / Gray
Rim Plate 180 / White
Rim Plate 180 / Black
Rim Plate 180 / Gray
Rim Plate 240 / White
Rim Plate 240 / Black
Rim Plate 240 / Gray
Plate 140 / White
Plate 140 / Black
Plate 140 / Gray
Plate 200 / White
Plate 200 / Black
Plate 200 / Gray
Plate 260 / White
Plate 260 / Black
Plate 260 / Gray
Bowl 140 / White
Bowl 140 / Black
Bowl 140 /
Bowl 200 / White
Bowl 200 / Black
Bowl 200 / Gray
Bowl 260 / White
Bowl 260 / Black
Bowl 260 / Gray