Futagami - IHADA Tape Dispenser
A tape dispenser with IHADA finish, a crude casting surface of solid brass. It is so heavy thus stable that one can cut the tape with only one hand. The space under the bar bridging the two pillars is provided so one can insert his/her hand to carry it around.
The blade for cutting the tape is polished out from the solid brass, not an attachment. The rotor is also made of solid brass.
Founded in 1879, Futagami is one of Japan’s oldest metal manufacturers. Its collaboration with designer Masanori Oji has created a modern minimalist line of brass ware home goods that combine traditional techniques and materials with modern shapes. Futagami’s craftsmen work from Masanori’s inventive designs to create truly original metal works that bring elegance and understated radiance to common everyday objects. His work with Futagami has won the 2009 Interior Lifestyle Award in Japan.