Design July, 30 2009

Birch Vessels by Kouta Fukunaga

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Kouta Fukunaga fashions birch tree trunks into glorious wine coolers and sake bottles. These creations were recently awarded the 2008 Takaoka Craft Competition 1st prize. Fukunaga comes from the island of Hokkaido, which is known for its natural rolling hills and cows and now home to a growing community of artisans. They, like Fukunaga, are inspired by the surroundings. (via Daily Icon).

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