Sunday, 27 November 2011

Now Open : Objects for Use

Thanks to everyone who came to the opening of Objects for Use
The store is now open Thurs-Fri 12.00-19.00 Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00

Leaving Japan as a teenager, bound for Britain, Momoko Mizutani has spent half her life between two cultures. Often improvising what she had previously taken for granted – especially household utensils and ingredients – she found these adaptations led to a sense of place.

Objects for Use is a shop which introduces both Japanese and European products. It features objects that have been made for a specific purpose in one culture but can be used in new ways: a Danish doughnut pan perfect for making Takoyaki (a Japanese savoury dish) or a sauerkraut pot pressed into use for making Kimchi pickles. Inspired by her grandmother, Momoko has sourced sustainable charcoal as a simple and effective way of filtering tapwater. Objects for Use links different cultures in practical, resourceful and imaginative ways.

The shop is in the heart of Shoreditch, finding a home in the furniture workshop of Rupert Blanchard, who often works with a variety of curious materials. Momoko and Rupert share an interest in craftsmanship, traditional technique and the discovery of beauty in the unexpected. Rupert will be selling a selection of his furniture along with a new collection for Objects for Use in the New Year.

15a Kingsland Road London E2 8AA
+44 (0) 750-687-6957

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