1616 / Arita

1616 / Arita Porcelain S&B Mug


1616 / Arita is a contemporary brand of porcelain tableware that finds its roots in the 400-year old tradition of Arita-yaki. Based on extensive research and an analysis of historical local masterpieces, Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings created a series that combines shades of glaze with the natural texture and white coloring of the porcelain itself. Made with a delicate sense for local crafts and industry, the series shows an original European perspective on Japanese tradition.

These mugs present a beautiful gradation while also allowing the original color and texture of Arita porcelain to shine through. Graceful and sophisticated, the stacking mugs are equally satisfying to touch as they are to drink from. 


  • Designer: Scholten & Baijings
  • Dimensions: 72 × 85 mm (2.8 x 3.3 in)
  • Material: Glazed Arita porcelain
  • Microwave, dishwasher and oven-safe
  • Handmade in Japan


Inspired by the profound experience and skills of local Arita craftsmen, 1616 / arita japan was founded for the purpose of connecting tradition to contemporary lifestyle. All products are produced in the same factories as the original Arita pottery but take a completely different design approach.

The number signifies the year arita-yaki pottery was first introduced to Japan.