Japanese paper craft brand OEY has designed a new collection of tablewares. Mizuhiki is twined paper fused with a mixture of water and glue that dates back to the seventh century. The collection includes napkin rings, glass markers, and chopsticks.
From the designers:
As we continue the traditional culture of applying Mizuhiki for ceremony occasions, planning the new Mizuhiki table wares to suit our modern life style. Mizuhiki has not only cultural value as a manner of knotting gift, but also technical specification of paper material as a high tension.
This project is designed to effectively use the material specificity at the same time in the context of Mizuhiki traditional culture. OEY expresses the “consideration” of Mizuhiki with a new style, interconnected with the sharp tension of the twine and the beautiful colors of the silk twisted on the surface.