Kosuga Bamboo Soap Dish
Kosuga's Bamboo Soap Dish is a collaboration between Kosuga and OEO Studio that draws on traditional craftsmanship and high-tech machine manufacturing. Crafted by Kosuga and designed by OEO Studio, the soap dish belongs to a collection of bathroom and living room accessories inspired by Japanese landscapes. The laminated bamboo construction makes the dish water resistant.
3.5" D x .8" H
Originating in Kyoto, Kohchosai Kosuga is a fifth-generation atelier that combines traditional bamboo shaping techniques and contemporary design concepts. The bamboo used in Kohchosai Kosuga products are of the Madake and Mousouchiku varieties. Carefully crafted by skilled hands using bamboo sourced from the mountains of Hyogo, Nara and Kyoto known for their incredibly strong and durable bamboo reeds. No preservatives or chemicals are used in the harvesting or making of these pieces and the procuring and drying of each bamboo piece is a long process. The bamboo is harvested between the cold winter months of November to February. When it gets warmer in March, the oil from the bamboo is removed through steaming in a special kiln. After that, it is hung to dry in the sun for over one month.
OEO Studio is a Copenhagen-based design studio with a project office in Tokyo.
Made of bamboo, each soap dish will vary slightly.
Laminated bamboo is water resistant, but do not leave wet and do not soak in water. Dust off to clean, or wash with mild detergent and dry off.