Brass Apple Paperweight


From Sliced Food to Objet d'art

Apple slices and onion slivers are foods commonly found in almost any house. They're so common, in fact, that we don’t see them as anything else. But a pair of Japanese designers saw them as a gift of beauty from mother nature. So they decided to replicate these forms from pure brass, and finishing them off with a distressed look.

The resulting series of brass household objects were named “cut piece.” From the collection, this apple slice paperweight is the perfect thing to hold down the pages in your book—it’s heavy enough that it won’t slip out of place. Plus, it makes an elegant little desktop ornament.

Each are handmade by craftsman and the attention to detail is apparent not only in the stem but in the apple seed too.


  • Designer: graf ( Yusuke Komatsu and Yukitoshi Toda)
  • Material: brass
  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 1.5 in
  • Made in Japan
  • Comes in gift box