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1616 / Arita Japan

Aritayaki is a kind of Japanese pottery which finds its roots in the ancient ceramics town of Arita, in southern Japan. The porcelain collection, 1616 / Arita Japan, celebrates Arita’s 400 years of porcelain tradition with a contemporary touch - A range of everyday tableware that is made with the...

2016/ Arita Japan

2016/ makes contemporary porcelain using the specialist skills found in the pottery town of Arita, Japan. Local artistry is combined with international design talent in the making of desirable, everyday porcelain products. 2016/ aims to revive interest in and bring commerce back to this remarkable craft region and its makers....

ARTEFACTS TAKUMI

ARTEFACTS TAKUMI is a body of work we produced in close collaboration with individual craftsman from Japan. This body of work is individually crafted (i.e. no two pieces are similar) and produced in a limited batch of between 10 to 50 pieces.   The term “Takumi” (匠), refers to an “artisan"...

Deadstock

"If you find something good in a Japanese secondhand utensils shop, you have to buy it immediately, because if you go back the next day, it will be gone." - Bernard Leach (1887-1979) In our travels to the different prefectures in Japan for our collaborative work with craftsmen, we chanced...

DesignArt

Art or Design? How about DesignArt? This selection presents works of progressive, independent artists, designers, makers, labels, etc., who tread the thin line between art and design.

FREITAG

In 1993, graphic designers Markus and Daniel Freitag were looking for a functional, water-repellent and robust bag to hold their creative work. Inspired by the multicolored heavy traffic that rumbled through the Zurich transit intersection in front of their flat, they developed a messenger bag from used truck tarpaulins, discarded...

Japanese Crafts

"The spirit of 'productsmanship', is much like the spirit of craftsmanship, which refers to the quality of the design that is created with a high level of skill. 'Productsmanship' implies well-designed manufactured objects that are of the same high quality as hand-made articles." - Sori Yanagi (1983) In early 2017,...

KIHARA INC.

KIHARA, INC. is a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita; a well know historical porcelain industrial area with a 400 year history. When you see Arita porcelain products, you realise how they differ from other porcelain, especially in the tone of white and beautiful artwork. There was a time...

Monozukuri

Monozukuri (ものづくり) is a collection of functional everyday goods which best marry our modern lifestyle with the Japanese spirit of making. This range of home goods presents the fine balance between traditional craftsmanship and modern manufacturing techniques.

Nanyang Porcelain

Nanyang Porcelain pays homage to modern Singapore as a symbol of thriving trade settlement. The range of homeware serves as mediums to celebrate the cultural diversity of her people and their food. Nanyang (南洋), which translates as the “Southern Ocean” refers to the Southeast Asian lands surrounding the South China...

New Mingei

The term “Mingei” combines the word “min (民)”, which means the common people, and “gei (芸)”, meaning art. Essentially, Mingei refers to the art of common people. The New Mingei collection by Supermama is a carefully selected range of ceramic wares from different kilns all over Japan. From Minoyaki from...

S for Social

This year in 2020, Supermama presents our very first collection of giftware featuring works developed from a co-designing process between artists with disabilities and our in-house design team. Titled “Design Social”, sale of merchandise from this body of work earns participating artist or social service organisation a royalty*. Every artist...

SG Blue X

Supermama teams up with global artists and brands to intricately meld artistic visions with Singapore culture. Experimental and delightful in equal measure, each collaboration showcases the infinite possibilities of porcelain.

Singapore Blue

Blue-and-white Porcelain has been embedded in Singapore’s history for hundreds of years, tracing back to her origins as a thriving trading settlement between the East and West. As we reflect on our heritage to chart the future, this timeless craft is a window through which we explore the island’s inimitable...

SINGAPORE PORCELAIN

SINGAPORE PORCELAIN is a collection of porcelain wares designed in Singapore and made with Kihara in Arita, Japan. Founded in 2013, its first collection was awarded the "President's Design Award", the highest design accolade in Singapore. Each piece of Supermama Porcelain is a work of art, created thoughtfully and made with...