Ruka Kikuchi, also known by his nickname Lue, makes utensils and accessories out of brass in the Japanese city of Setouchi. Born in 1983 in Soja, a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Ruka trained to be a metalworker under his father Masaaki Kikuchi in early 2000. After a six-year apprenticeship, he
We previously highlighted our new shipment arriving from Japanese metalworker Ruka Kikuchi of Lue Brass. His ‘Industrial Design’ collection has now come in to stock and we are shipping these out in 1-2 days from our studio. Ruka worked closely with a local metalworking studio in Japan to
I have spent the best part of 5 years pondering a way in which we can bring craft to more people. Searching for small avenues in the shop where we can place more industrial products, or to find a way to mix industrial design and craft to highlight the skills of a craftsman. It’s an […]
Talking to Ruka Kikuchi and he notified me of a new object that he had been hand crafting, so we decided to stock a small selection in the shop and are presenting the new arrival here today.
A fantastic selection of restocks from Japanese craftsman Ruka Kikuchi, who makes by hand a variety of cutlery and plates at his quaint studio in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture.
Ruka Kikuchi, also known by his nickname Lue Brass, has produced these new dishes and selection of cutlery for OEN shop. They will slowly patina and change over time.
A weighty spoon by Ruka Kikuchi, handmade at his workshop in Japan. This has a nice thin handle that’s been welded to the scoop, with little hammer marks running across the surface.