Functional and beautiful, the minimalist form of these brass hooks adds an elegant accent to your home. Handcrafted using 100% solid brass, they are strong enough to hold heavy items such as coats, bags, tools etc., while their handles can also be used as drawer pulls.
Founded in 1879, Futagami is one of Japan’s oldest metal manufacturers. Its collaboration with designer Masanori Oji has created a modern minimalist line of brassware products that combine traditional techniques and materials with unique shapes. Futagami’s craftsmanship and Masanori’s inventive designs continue to offer truly original metal works that bring elegance and understated radiance to common everyday objects. His work with Futagami has won the 2009 Interior Lifestyle Award in Japan.
S-shaped hooks also available to be used in combination with the Zenmai Hooks.
[ How to Set Up the Zenmai Hooks ]
Before setting up the Zenmai Hooks, please drill pilot holes;
Diamteter 2.5 – 3mm, depth 15mm
*Not suitable for on a plasterboard or a thin plywood board.
Set of 2pcs
6.2 × 4.9 cm (2.4″ x 1.9″)
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“Futagami,” a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, Japan in 1897 launched a brass livingware brand named “FUTAGAMI.”
Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability.
It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant lustre.
Brass products gradually change their colour over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment.
Enjoy this loving, brass livingware for many years to come.
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1974. Graduated from Hiroshima Institute of Technology in 1997 for Bachelor of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Environmental Design. After working in an architect office and a graphic design office, he became who he is as of today, a designer.
His works expand from designing a variety of Japanese handicraft products, making graphic designs of ongoing works to developing the branding of his product families in an integrated manner. He designs based on the upbringing of a handicraft item with an eye in the destiny of that particular product.
This product is made of solid brass with no pleating nor painting. It has a bright polish first, and the colour gradually darkens to show a distinctive patina over the course of many years due to oxidization. Using it for a long time unveils the beauty of the material to its maximum potential.
In order to bring back the original bright polish, you may use an abrasive r a cloth made for polishing metals available in your country.
As this product is sand-casted, it has a crude casting surface called “IHADA”. The sandy texture, variation in colour and marks uniques to IHADA is the proof of solid brass. Enjoy the long lasting beauty of the material itself.