An essential, and overlooked, piece in the kitchen.
The weight of the brass base provides stability and the brass/wood top provides enough down-pressure to tear off a sheet with one hand.
A collaboration between designer Masanori Oji and Futagami, one of Japan’s oldest metal foundries, the brass will change over time creating a beautiful patina.
We exclusively carry the larger version, which fits paper all sizes of paper towels, including large rolls commonly found in the US (Bounty, Brawny, etc).
Dimensions: Width 178mm height 388mm
Designer: Masanori Oji
Handmade in Takoaka, Japan
Founded in 1879, FUTAGAMI is one of Japan's oldest foundries & is located in Takaoka, Japan in 1897.
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 luster. Masanori Oji's work with Futagami won the 2009 Interior Lifestyle Award in Japan.