Teruhiro Yanagihara, the creative director of 1616 / arita japan, designed the Standard series and at the same time invited Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings to develop their own line named Colour Porcelain. Both contributions throw new light on Japanese tradition, mixing Asian craftsmanship with European culture. While Teruhiro Yanagihara experiments with the clay and the usage of the pottery, Scholten & Baijings emphasize the dialogue between applied art and everyday use by means of colour and form.

1616 / TY "Standard"

by Teruhiro Yanagihara TY

Following the tradition of Arita pottery, Teruhiro Yanagihara developed a new series of ceramics using the traditional technique of clay made of crushed stone, though in a different composition.

1616 / S&B "Colour Porcelain"

by Scholten & Baijings S&B

Based on extensive research on Arita ceramics and an analysis of historical local masterpieces, Scholten & Baijings created a series named Colour Porcelain.

1616 / PC "Outline"

by Pierre Charpin PC

Between nostalgia and newness Pierre Charpin designed a series of ceramics with a special attention on the form-decoration connection.