Brass Paper Weights
Born from molten brass, fire and earth
A collaboration between the 120-year old brass foundry Futagami and product designer Masanori Oji has resulted in a beautiful and geometric series of brass paper weights. Each piece is about the size of a walnut and cast from solid bronze, making it both functional as well as an eye-catching desk object.
These multifaceted pieces consist of both polished and unpolished sides so you can enjoy the many faces that brass offers. The material also changes color over the years due to oxidization. The longer these are used the richer and subtler they become.
Futagami is a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka (Toyama Pref) in 1897. Brass has long been used for industrial purposes, favored for its corrosion resistance and moldability. But in collaboration with product designer Oji Masanori, the company has successfully reinvented the material for home use.
Futagami's products will last a lifetime and will slowly change color over time, developing a rich patina. See the Futagami Collection