Kimura Glass was founded in 1910 and is now lead by the 4th generation Kimura brothers. Until today they’ve stayed true to their heritage and only make hand-blown glassware. So far they have produced over 800 shapes which depicts their willingness to iterate and innovate which they still keep going.
Instead of coming up with all their products in-house they keep innovation going by collaborating with various designers from various backgrounds ranging from ceramics, industrial to graphic design. Interviews with the designers are featured on their blog (only in Japanese) and you’ll see that the most recent collaboration is with a world renowned ceramics designer Ingegerd Raman with whom they launched the collection below.
The company’s headquarters are located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo and they also have a showroom that can be visited when calling them in advance. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 12:00-19:00. Visit their website for more information.