TSUKUMOGAMI COL­LEC­TION

Hong Kong Tatler Homes - - EUROCUCINA 2018 - BY YABU PUSHELBERG

In cre­at­ing the Tsukumogami Col­lec­tion, Ge­orge Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of de­sign firm Yabu Pushelberg were in­spired by Ja­panese folk­lore of the same name—a be­lief that tools will ac­quire a spirit of their own af­ter they have served their owner for 100 years.

Their de­sign con­cept was to give each piece a per­son­al­ity—Shiin, in a smoky blue, is a silent observer; Jiro-Jiro, in dark green, watches over ev­ery­thing in­tently; and Uro-Uro, in pur­ple, likes to roam around. “Each one has a mode and an emo­tion through their eyes and their shape,” says Pushelberg. “Th­ese are friendly mon­sters; they are not in­tim­i­dat­ing.”

“I was never afraid of mon­sters as a kid, so with this I couldn’t re­ally do some­thing that was evil,” says Yabu.

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