In his quest to better understand Arita-ware across its 400 year history, Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro discovered the predominance of the colour red. Within Arita, overglaze itself is commonly referred to as akae or literally ‘red painting’ and has historically been used with great deference for centuries, an aspect that Fujishiro picked up on and decided to use as the central concept for his design range. This is a series of daily use items whose form is composed in clean, straight lines, emphasising a functionality that will make them a versatile and harmonious addition to Asian and Western dining tables alike.
Shigeki Fujishiro left the acclaimed IDÉE Co Ltd in 2005 to found his own studio; Shigeki Fujishiro Design. He has been active in a broad range of areas, including interior products and exhibit installations and he has also worked in brand direction, including that of Saito Wood. Fujishiro typically focuses on interior products and furniture, working hard to achieve designs that are extremely elementary and that have universal appeal. In his work structure becomes form, as demonstrated in the Eiffel stool. Fujishiro has recently collaborated with such well-known brands as Hermès and Adidas as well as producing his own self-initiated projects.