Norwegian for waterfall, the Vannfall Jug was released at the 2019 Oslo Design Fair. Mouth-blown glass creates a dynamic ripple that imitates running water even when the jug is not in use.
Kuramoto went into the design process without a set idea of what the final material would be. Prototypes for the jug were made by weaving hemp string around a steel wire skeleton, then lightly covering the form with plaster.
Contemporary Design Icon
The Maker /
Norwegian brand Nedre Foss has cultivated a design direction founded in thoughtful, slow living. A curated set of home objects that are intended to be used and equally appreciated as sculptural pieces to enhance the everyday. Founded on the concept of the 'Century Product', the goal is to create objects that will last for at least 100 years and where utility and sculptural qualities are equal parts of the function.
The Designer /
Jin Kuramoto graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in 1999 and founded his own design studio in Tokyo in 2008. The studio applies its strong, clear and innovative design philosophy to products in the furniture, home electronics, automotive and daily necessities markets.