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Shimmers like a swimming pool. By Yuta Maruoka.

Collecting all of the sun’s light; capturing a single moment.

Whether the light is coming onto a piece of paper or a wooden desk, or even if the height of the window is slightly different, there are always differences in color. In these differences, you can find your own light.

The direction of sunlight is never constant; it moves continuously with the flow of time. When you fill a space with light, its color, too, will change with time. Mr. Maruoka sought to create something delightful, to play with both light and time.

Through his work, Mr. Maruoka seeks to help you really see the sunlight – see the different colors and imagine any possibility. The richness of different colors feels almost like different facial expressions.

From conception to production, Mr. Maruoka does it all. He’s inspired both by artwork and his daily life.

The softness and tension of blown glass, the volume of casting, the lightness of slumping, and the delicacy of cutting… he aims to be an experimental workshop to propose new value for glass.

Here at Norm, we're showcasing two lines in the pool series: the incense holder and the dessert plate (round).

(1) "pool" Incense holder 

The ashes from the incense shadow are like leaves dropped onto a swimming pool. Ideal for 8cm incense length; for longer incenses, recommend breaking in half.

Mr. Maruoka recommends incense by TOKYO KODO, founded by a close friend, and also available on Norm.

 (2)"pool"-Kashizara(round)

Jo-namagashi is one of Japan’s most traditional wagashi (Japanese desert). This dish is a bit liquidy; the glass allows one to see the full Wagashi Shokunin technique and see what the pastry shokunin was celebrating in the season. The glass captures the feeling fully.

Jo-Namagashi plate; for any dessert or cuisine, or accessories, or to display small items.

Mr. Maruoka's works will be available soon - stay tuned!

Photo Credit:Yuta Maruoka


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