This delicate hand turned cup by Takahashi McGill features an intricately detailed and textured exterior surface, with a dark glossy interior. The generous opening of the lip of this inviting little cup seems to reflect its title ‘Guinomi’ which translates to ‘a cup which allows us to gulp an abundance of sake.’. This humble piece feels organic and complimentary of the natural beech wood tones and reflects the artistic duo's interest in the raw beauty of materials. Finished with Urushi, a traditional Japanese lacquer, the object is made waterproof as well as strengthened.
About the Artist:
Takahashi McGil are an artistic duo comprised of husband and wife, Mark McGilvray and Kaori Takahashi, who met at Wimbledon School of Art where they both studied Fine Art. Mark is from South Africa and Kaori is from Japan and the pair now live and work in Devon, where they are part of the Devonshire Guild of Craftsmen. The pair combine Japanese and Western techniques, traditions and tools in their functional furniture and homeware designs. Originally, their pieces were intended solely for personal use, but their company was happily formed in 2016.