Thank you for your interest in the 2019 KIHARA Design Contest.
After deliberation, this year’s winner has been selected and informed by the organising committee.
Stay tuned as we will reveal more about the winning design and its designer in the coming months.
We hope to see you in the next contest!
Now, we offer European artists, illustrators and graphic designers the chance to write a new page of our history by expressing their own vision through our products.
KIHARA, INC. is a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita; a well know historical porcelain industrial area with a 400 year history. When you see Arita porcelain products, you realize how they differ from other porcelain, especially in the tone of white and beautiful artwork. There was a time when, through the VOC (Dutch East India Company), a great deal of Arita porcelain was imported to Europe. Arita now has traditional techniques that have remained unchanged for 400 year mixed with modern techniques like 3D shape designing & machining in porcelain. Now time the time has come to show new types of Arita porcelain demonstrating an accumulation of fresh techniques and the original craftsman tradition. We are continually searching for new and innovative ways to introduce Arita porcelain to the world and are looking to the next 400 years.
When it comes to dealing with international clients we are one of the most open and experienced producers in Arita. We have formed strong partnerships with clients based in Europe, Australia and around Asia. With many years experience producing our original products and OEM/ODM products, KIHARA is a leader in planning and producing porcelain ware. We provide the best solutions; connecting craftsman and designers/creators in Arita. We exhibit domestically as well as in overseas trade shows like the Interior Lifestyle Show, Maison&Objet in Paris, in Singapore and so on. So please visit our stand and check out our products. And please feel free to contact us with the form below.
Spiral / Japan
Design by French designer Papier Tigre, Joint development with the shop “Spiral Market” of Tokyo, Aoyama.
Super mama / Singapore
Design by Singaporean designer Edwin Low, Joint development with the shop “Super mama” of Singapore.
MONOCLE / U.K.
Joint development with design magazine “MONOCLE” of London.
SKIMING STONES / Australia
Design by Australian designer Tony Lai, Joint development with the shop “SKIMING STONES” of Australia.
Cindy mode / Taiwan
Joint development with the art brand “Cindy mode” which was founded in Taiwan in 2015.
CFOC / France
Joint development with the Asian art shop “CFOC” of Paris.
Akasaka, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun,
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