Akai Ceramic Studio

Designers Meipel Yusuke Akai

Toronto, Canada

Yusuke Akai and wife Naomi both grew up in Tokyo, Japan. They now live in Toronto, Canada where they founded Akai Ceramic Studio in 2012. Yusuke threw a tea bowl on the wheel for the first time when he was 13 and never stopped since. Naomi, a trained architect, brings invaluable ideas to the designs. Together, they excel in simple, timeless, beautiful (yet fun!) and easy-to-use forms. They "believe in the beauty of functional design, and hope that their tableware will add colour to your life".

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