HAKOU D By Mason Editions
Glass and iron fruit bowl
Glass, Glass and iron
Hakou D is a fruit bowl in transparent, pink or smoked glass and black painted metal frame.
All the poetry, delicacy and charm of Japanese culture is apparent in Hakou, the line of fruit dishes and knickknack trays designed by Matteo Fiorini for Mason Editions.
The Japanese name chosen for the collection (波光 Hakou) does not translate into one particular word but, rather, a fleeting image, an impalpable atmosphere created by “the reflection of light on water”.
A sheet of glass crafted in a thickness of one centimetre, whose shape recalls that of a leaf or a boat slightly tilted by the wind, appears to be suspended over a dainty base consisting of a series of metal rods, intersected on the shorter side to form a slender trestle. The sunlight seems to traverse it gracefully.
Its inspiration stems from a visit to Japan. The sober rituals, the quiet gestures, the architecture of sacred places and even simple table settings all speak of lightness and perfect harmony.
Hence a project which plays with challenging proportions and a delicate compositional balance. The two elements, container and base, are distinct yet united by means of a simple gesture, requiring no screws or fasteners.
The lively material contrast brings together the most ancient craft – pulegoso glass that is fruit of an attentive dexterity and an astounding five-hour tempering process for each piece, recalling the art of Murano’s master glass makers – with the contemporary process expressed by the supporting trestle in varnished metal.
Ideal as a table centrepiece or an elegant fruit dish in its largest version, and as an original and useful knickknack tray in its reduced size, Hakou is available in three colour variants (with clear, fume or light pink glass). For taking home a travel impression, an ethereal light and an attention to detail, exclusively made in Italy.