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WE ARE A SMALL DESIGN STUDIO IN COPENHAGEN AND THIS IS OUR STUFF. 私たちはコペンハーゲンの小さなデザインスタジオです。 そしてこれは私たちの作品です。


HELLO! • ヘロー!
 _________________________________ In 2005 I quit my job and moved to Tokyo. I wanted to study Japanese language and experience something completely different from my daily life in Copenhagen. Exploring the streets of the Shinjuku district felt like visiting a strange and exciting new world. It was an exhilarating time. For months I was truly excited by the new adventures I encountered every day. As time went by, however, I started to notice that there are many similarities between Japanese culture and my own Scandinavian heritage: - The interest in things that are entirely simple and honest but never boring or plain - An affection for natural and unembellished materials such as clay, glaze, cork and wood - The underlying sense of humor and the less-than-serious approach to design This collection is based on these three principles and serves as a presentation of our basic products - with new stuff being added during the year as well. Many of our products in these pages are hand-made and hand-glazed here in our studio in Copenhagen which also serves as a multi-functional design development and research lab. Here we experiment, develop and produce the sort of things that we want to own ourselves. Thank you for stepping onto the surface of our little planet.

Anders Arhoj, founder


Pen / Big Bird Jar / Ghosts / Pearls / Wood work tools


Red clay, 10 kg cut in half


Ready for kneading and throwing


Hand-thrown Ghost in earthenware blueclay with white glaze


Orb Porcelain Moneybank / Pearls / Smashed Orbs and glaze tests


Convenience store, Tokyo


Mint glazed Sing Large & Small / Pearls


Totem Box / Ghost / Pearl / Bits & bobs


Ghosts / Pearl / Yuki Vases / Sip Cups / Pen / Notebook tent


Spring in Kyoto


Stoneware Orb Moneybanks / Pearls / String / Meat Sausage


Cherry trees, Kyoto


Kabukicho district, Tokyo


Little Bird Jar


Pen


Yuki Vase / Sing / Orb Stoneware Moneybank / Prisms / Sip Cups / Pearls / Ghost / Glue / Raw clay


Lava with thick black/white glaze


BIG BIRD JAR • 梟茶筒大 _________________________________ Normally used for green tea leaves the wooden tea jars of old Japan were a stable item in the old temple kitchens. Our redesigned version blends the traditional jar shape with a Danish 1950’s tradition for wood turning and bird motifs. Use it in the kitchen or living room - perfect for coffee beans, pasta, cutlery or plain decoration. Carved in burned wood from the sustainable Princess Tee / 桐 (‘Kiri’ in Japanese) and engraved with eyes and logo on the bottom. Each jar is handmade with little imperfections and variations, just like our hand-made ceramics. 20 x 10 cm


LITTLE BIRD JAR • 梟茶筒小 _________________________________ The little sister to the Big Bird Jar. Maybe this size is perfect for tea leaves, tea bags or candy? Carved in wood from the sustainable Princess Tee / 桐 (‘Kiri’ in Japanese) and engraved with eyes and logo on the bottom. Each jar is handmade with little imperfections and variations, just like our hand-made ceramics. 16 x 8,5 cm


TOTEM BOX • トーテムボックス _________________________________ Built like a totem pole the Totem Box is a small tower on your desk keeping order in your different knick knacks & bits and bobs. Each Totem contains a different interior with many or few compartments. The basic tower consists of three Totems: Cat, Owl and Bird with a possibility of extending the family in the future. Built in wood from the sustainable Princess Tee / 桐 (‘Kiri’ in Japanese) and engraved with eyes and logo on the bottom. Each box is handmade with little imperfections and variations, just like our hand-made ceramics. 19,5 x 10 cm


Pink Marble

Cloud Marble

White Marble

Black Marble

Acid Drop

Bunny

Black Cat

Wind Rose

Book Binder

Clover

Blob

PRISM • プリズム _________________________________ Magic light reflecting paperweight pressed in crystal glass featuring different original motifs by Studio Arhoj. Use the weight to keep your papers in place against sudden breezes in your study. Or for decorative purposes around your house. Bottom covered in soft, black velvet and stamped with our logo in gold paint. 10 cm


Examples of assorted unique selection of colours

SIP CUP • 一口カップ _________________________________ Small hand-cast porcelain cups for the quick espresso and creamy cortado. Glazed in a large variety of colourful, high-fire glazes. Each cup is unique - pick and assemble your own collection of your favourite colours and textures for your morning coffee ritual. Dishwasher safe. Holds 140 ml. 7 x 6,5 cm


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GHOSTS • お化け _________________________________ Based on the ideas of the Japanese Shinto religion which believes that everything in nature has a soul - a mountain rock, a plant, a pebble on the beach. We designed a wide range of ceramic figures and blew life into them. Each Ghost is unique, hand-thrown in earthenware, hand -glazed, hand-decorated and low-fired in the kiln three times. Approx. 9-11 x 4 cm


Pink

White

Mint

Yellow

Grey

MELTING MUG • メルティングマッグ _________________________________ Hand-cast porcelain mug with thick, running glazes based on the traditional Japanese yunomi tea mug shape meant for everyday use in Japan. Each mug is unique since the running glaze is impossible to control some have long drips, some have short. 10,5 x 8 cm


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ORB (STONEWARE) • オーブ (ストーンウェア) _________________________________ Inspired by a fortuneteller’s crystal ball the Orb ( from latin orbis = ‘circle’) is handmade in Denmark from stained high-fired stoneware with many different glazes. Orb is available in a wide range of spontaneous variations. The glazes are constantly combined and further developed – everything is unique - and the way the clay and glaze react in the kiln is very unpredictable. The Orb not only functions as a money bank but also as a piece of abstract sculpture – a classic Scandinavian design product made of honest, natural materials. It rests on a cork stopper foot (no need to smash it toretrieve your savings) and arrives in protective cardboard box. 13 x 15 cm


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PEN • ペン _________________________________ Keep your pencils, brushes, markers and pens in check with the hand thrown Pen. Pens are rustically hand-thrown in earthenware and dipped in many different glazes before being low-fired to 1035 C in order to retain their bright colours. It’s the ideal accessory for the desk space that needs more texture, warmth and a feeling of art studios and painting ateliers. Each Pen is unique - collect and assemble your own collection for the desk back home. Approx. 9-11 x 10 cm


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PEARL • パール _________________________________ Small hand-cast porcelain balls glazed in a wide universe of heavy high-fire glazes. Every week new glazes are developed, tested and saved in the Arhoj Archives. Each ball is unique. Perfect as a personalized decor item, a souvenir or a lucky charm. 6-8 cm


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LAVA • ラバ _________________________________ High-fired figurines hand-thrown in different variations of stoneware clay and dipped in a wide assortment of different glazes. Each Lava is unique and has its own character and charm. Approx.13-14 x 10 cm


Grey

Mint

Pink

White

Yellow

ORB (PORCELAIN) • オーブ (磁器) _________________________________ Hand-cast bright, smooth porcelain money bank with thick, running glazes in five different pastel colours. Each money bank has different random drip sizes - no two are alike. Rests on a cork stopper foot (no need to smash it to retrieve your savings) and arrives in protective cardboard box. 14 x 14 cm


Pink

White

Mint

Yellow

SING • シング _________________________________ Hand-cast porcelain containers with an assortment of thick glazes and raw, natural cork stoppers from Portuguese cork trees. Keep your secret things hidden away in the mouths of these small creatures. Ideal for kitchen use (beans, pasta, sugar), office use (clips, pens, secret money stash) or even bathroom use (jewellery box, toothbrush holder, vase). Available separately in four different pastel glazes and two sizes: Small / 12 x 7,5 cm Large / 17 x 7,5 cm


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YUKI VASE • 雪 花瓶 _________________________________ Hand-thrown stoneware vase for all kinds of flowers - picked from the side of the road or bought at expensive florists. Available in a wide assortment of colourful, thick glazes and clay types. Named after the Japanese word for snow,the glaze melts down the sides of the cylindrical vase, mimicking melting ice. Each vase is unique and handmade in Denmark. Approx. 15-17 cm x 8 cm


GHOST LIGHT • お化けライト _________________________________ Perfect for cold winter nights, the Ghost Light haunts your Scandinavian home while also brightening up dark corners; - a mystic stranger from the Other Side. The little Ghost is hand-cast and glazed in translucent porcelain and comes in its own printed cardboard box. Does not include tea light candle. Not suitable for children as the Ghost’s head gets very hot due to its design. 16 cm x 7 cm


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Studio Arhoj 2015