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Oda pottery Co., Ltd.

小田陶器株式会社

Mizunami city in Gifu prefecture is a part of the production region of Mino ware along with Tajimi city and Toki city. This region is renowned as the largest production of ceramics in Japan. Oda Pottery Co., Ltd. was established in 1921 in Mizunami city and has a large manufacturing facility. They deal mainly in OEM business for Japanese-style tableware. With their high production capacity provided by the automatic molding machines and thorough quality control which are the company’s strong points, they have been consistently producing tableware for professional use, such as for hotels and restaurants and also providing base ceramics (plain unfinished ceramics) throughout Japan. The main raw materials used for the production of porcelain comes from neighbouring areas which become the basic white porcelain dish which is better know as “white canvas”. Since the late 90s, they have undertaken a development of their original brands, which take advantage of the characteristic of the materials. They received the Good Design Award in 2015 with “Frill”, a series of cups and bowls made with thin, transparent white porcelain which create patterns and shadows. This design which diffuses soft light through the porcelain body has been used as lamp shades. Their efforts have opened up possibilities of expression in a mass-production system.

岐阜県瑞浪市は、周辺の多治見市、土岐市と合わせて日本最大の陶磁器生産量を誇る美濃焼の産地である。この地に広大な敷地をもつ小田陶器は1921年に創業。和食器のOEMを中心に事業を展開してきた。全自動成形機による高い生産力と、徹底した品質管理を強みに、ホテルやレストラン向けの業務用食器や日本各地の上絵メーカー向けの下地を安定的に生産している。原料には近隣地域で採れる白磁素材を主に使用。「白いキャンバス」とも称される白い器の下地であり、90年代後半から、その特性を活かしたオリジナル商品の開発に取り組んでいる。透けるように薄い白磁が模様を織り成す器「frill(フリル)」は、2015年のグッドデザイン賞を受賞。やわらかい光が素地を通して洩れる設計で、ランプシェードにも応用された。これらの取り組みによって、同社は量産システムにおける表現の可能性を切り開いている。

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frill

フリル

engi-mon

engi紋

one-nari

わんなり

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