Made in Japan – KINTO’s Ceramic Lab cups are made for function and durability. A unique glaze effect called “yo-hen” is applied to this series, the unintended colour transformation shows on the ceramic and porcelain after firing. The appearance of colour glaze unevenness varies in each item, making them unique to each cup. Some products may take on scorched-like texture on the surface.
Established in 1972, KINTO started out as a wholesaler of tableware in Shiga, Japan. We eventually began developing our own line of products, with a passion to create products that bring comfort and inspiration into the everyday life. Since 2010, our products have been exported worldwide. Subsidiaries have been established in Europe in 2016, and in USA in 2019. Ranging from tableware, drinkware, to interior accessories, we work to deliver products that inspire and give fulfilment with every touch and use.
Ideas for products originate from small realizations in everyday life. At KINTO, we are passionate about discovering moments and places that brings us joy and comfort. Drawing from personal experience, we think about the lifestyle we wish to convey through different forms, materials, and textures.