Glass Tumbler — Grey
By Yota Kakuda
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It is a shape that is so neutral - with no waste - one that has a sense of familiarity to it, which seems as if it's always existed.
Without pursuing a particular style or unique decoration, Common items are made as functional and practical as possible in accordance to application and have carefully crafted forms.
Material Soda-lime glass
Designer Yota Kakuda
Origin Made in Japan
Size ø 78 x H 82 mm / ø 3” x 3 1⁄4”H
Capacity 200ml / 6oz
Born in Japan in 1979, Yota Kakuda moved to London in 2003, where he gained experience in design studios including Shin and Tomoko Azumi and Ross Lovegrove, and earned his MA at the Royal College of Art, Design Products under Ron Arad and Sir Kenneth Grange, on scholarship from the Japanese government. He returned to Tokyo in 2008 and joined MUJI as a product designer. In 2011 he established YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN in Tokyo, where he works in a variety of design fields, for both international and domestic clients. He obtained major design awards including the iF Design Award and Good Design Award, and was selected as one of the finalists for the Hublot Design Prize 2016, becoming the first ever nominee from Asia. Lecturer at Musashino Art University. Yota believes his works exist to make people slightly happier.
Common means usual, shared, not special and conventional. The word "common" is used as the design concept for these items; created for daily life and frequent use. Started in Japan in 2014, Common won a Good Design Award the same year. The brand is featured classic Japanese techniques and works together with the highest quality manufacturers. Its glassware is from Toyo-Sasaki Glass and its cutlery is from Tsubame Shinko.