‘KA’, the Japanese word for ‘fire’ refers to the ancient fabrication method of casting, but also to the finished object itself. The term is moreover associated with its function to hold and enlighten a fire, in a beautiful artisan way.
With this design, Nicolette de Waart evokes the Japanese search for simplicity through repeating patterns. “The purity of the design enables you to create simple and honest shapes, or endlessly intriguing patterns. The composition can be adjusted to any occasion; subtly displayed on the table for dinner parties, or as an eye-catching accessory in the living room. The possibilities are endless, that is why the product remains so fascinating, and yet authentic.”
“I wanted to use an ancient technique and material know for its solidness and durability but transfer it into something tactile and malleable for people to touch and to play with.”