Five textures, infinite sceneries
Through technical manipulation in the manufacturing process, these cups are given five distinct surface-textures of titanium crystallization: “mirror,” that mesmerizes one with a dazzling variety of reflections, “matte,” that reminds one of a pale shade of Japanese ink, “sepia,” which contains the lasting impression of a rich brown hue, “crystal,” where light is condensed in crystallization as if it is a source of brightness in itself, and “champagne gold,” whose appearance resembles laminated layers of gold paint. Moreover, slight shifts in manufacturing conditions result in different surface-textures making each cup unique and one-of-a-kind.
Functionality with a sense of touch
The beauty of these cups is realized by a sophisticated titanium-processing technique; two layers of titanium surround a vacuumed, airless space. An airless layer between the outer and inner surface plates works as excellent thermal insulation, to a degree which was previously considered unattainable for metal. Thus, while no condensation occurs on the surface, liquid inside is protected and kept at a fixed temperature. The cup’s exquisitely tender touch on skin and lips defines an entirely new drinking sensation.
SUSgallery as “eyes”
SUS gallery, in collaboration with designers and craftsmen, has been proposing new ways of expression using metals and a new shape of life enhanced by them. The letters “SUS” in their name not only represents “stainless used steel”but also their idea of forwarding sustainability. Metal can either be perceived as a necessity, as in various objects used in everyday life, or as a resource which can be reborn while maintaining its quality. What we at SUSgallery have added is another dimension to its value: metal as an object of attachment. These cups are adorned with a previously unseen surface expression that titanium presents, and yet that simple texture resonates with the heart of nature-loving Japanese people. These products achieve the standard of quality that SUSgallery pursues.
The palm of Tsubame
These cups are manufactured in the city of Tsubame in the Niigata prefecture in northwestern Japan, well-known for their metalwork industry since the Edo-period (1603~1868). Through the years, the industry developed from supplying traditional Japanese iron nails to embellishing dinner tables all over the world with western-style tableware and cutlery. Intricate metalwork techniques and an affection towards homegrown craft passed from generation to generation, leading to the birth of these cups.
APEC—Gift from Japan
As a fusion of Japanese technology and traditional aesthetics, these cups were chosen to be gifts to the heads of state, who visited the city of Yokohama when Japan hosted APEC (Asia-Pacific Co-operation) in November 2010.Enjoy the quality that delighted the VIPs of the world.
[size] φ77 X 80mm