Saburo is a glass design studio, run by the couple Saburo and Yuki. While Saburo is the main craftsman, Yuki manages the studio and creates their jewelry pieces. Based in Yatsuomachi, Toyama, a prefecture famous for its glass production, Saburo focuses on cuts inspired by Lake Biwa, a place dear to his craftsmen's hearts and steeped in Japanese culture. Colors are developed after much experimentation, and all works are kiln-formed, which involves a meticulous process of temperature-controlled firing, sanding, molding and refiring. "Afumi" is an old Japanese word meaning "freshwater lake," which inspired Saburo's collection of glass bowls as transparent as the surface of a pond.
The beauty of these pieces lies in the mosaic shades of color that not only add a touch of vibrancy, but also cast sublime shadows when they catch the light. Handmade in Japan, they are all subtly different and unique. Their conical shape makes them ideal fruit bowls, but when not in use, they are simply stunning works of art.