Ryuji Mitani Cup

  • I am a Natural Wood Ice Cream Cup. These tree rings tell time and they’re saying it’s ice cream time. 
  • Curator’s Notes  The third iteration of our beloved Ice Cream Cup also marks our third exhibition with Ryuji Mitani. The first exhibition we introduced the white urushi version, the second was the noir version and now we’d like to present the natural wood version. With a light oil coat this cup is perfect for enjoying the chill of ice cream against the warmth of natural wood.  Natural Ice Cream Cup was created by Ryuji Mitani x Nalata Nalata

The third iteration of Nalata Nalata Ice Cream Cup marks its third exhibition with Ryuji Mitani. The first exhibition Nalata Nalata introduced the White Urushi version, the second was the noir version and this third iteration is presented by the natural wood version. With a light oil coat this cup is perfect for enjoying the chill of ice cream against the warmth of natural wood

Woodworker Ryuji Mitani has long been an active promoter of the link between living and crafts, patiently communicating that message through products, exhibitions, and writings.

Born 1952 in Fukui City, Mitani established PERSONA STUDIO in Matsumoto City in 1981, where he makes bowls and other utensils for everyday use out of wood instead of ceramic. This opened up a new field for woodworking, which up until that point had focused mainly around furniture. In addition, Mitani adds white lacquer to traditional red and black lacquers, creating lacquerware befitting contemporary lifestyle and produces paintings and sculptural works with a familiar, intimate feel inspired by everyday life.

Mitani participates in a number of activities that link lifestyle crafts with everyday life and has been involved in running the Crafts Fair Matsumoto in Matsumoto City from the time of its inception in 1985.

Ice Cream Cup - Natural (OUT OF STOCK)
Ice Cream Cup - Natural (OUT OF STOCK)
Ice Cream Cup - Natural (OUT OF STOCK)