The Obie 1
The Obie is handmade from Japanese porcelain.
Invented in Brooklyn and crafted in Tajimi, The Obie is a cup perfect for interesting homes, holiday gifts, and challenging conversations. 700 Obie’s were created in 2020, and each one sold gives a donation to provide access to therapy for those who need it most.
The Obie is manufactured by Maruasa Porcelain Factory -- a legendary family company that has been making porcelain cups for over 100 years in the mountains of Tajimi, Japan.
Classic bisque exterior.
Matte black interior.
Haruka Imai — designer of the original Obie, recipient of that first email in 2017 — her work can be found here.
Jay Fleckenstein — Visionary Creative Director of "Workingman Retro" design language of BRICKROAD — his portfolio is here.
Jason and Mary at Bold Maker Studio — Prototyping partner for the original Obie — their website can be found here.
Keishiro Matsubara — Designer and CEO of Maruasa Porcelain Factory. — their website can be found here.
Rosalie Burns — Photography + content creation — her work can be found here.