Having three for tea

Paying tribute to traditional Japanese crafts with a touch of pop sensibility, Jin Kuramoto has produced a really attractive Japanese tea set. Made in Toyama Prefecture, these beautiful wooden cups come as a set of three, with each one sporting a different color. There's an inner lid that can also be used to place one cup on top of another to decorative effect.

As part of the design process, Kuramoto investigated traditional wood-manufacturing techniques so that he could achieve his desired form. The smooth shapes were created using a lathe, which rotated the cups as the wood was carved. A set costs ¥13,650 and can be purchased from Caina.