LOOPWHEELER

不记得最初是什么契机在 Instagram 看到了 LOOPWHEELER 的账户,然后看到了在光线不怎么样的环境里,手机随便拍摄的照片。虽然照片不像别的 Instagram 账户那么精美,但照片还是让人感觉到一种精细的品质。

最近又读了他们的品牌故事,节选一些内容:

  • 品牌成立于1999年,创始人 Satoshi Suzuki 铃木智
  • Loop wheel 编织工艺从 1960 年代中后期开始被可以快速批量制造的机器取代,目前世界上只有日本和歌山县两家工厂还在使用,尚存 400 余台机器,而在运行的机器为 200 台左右
  • 所有 LOOPWHEELER 产品都在日本由熟练工人手工生产

I don’t remember how first I found LOOPWHEELER on Instagram, and saw the photos they took with phone in a week-light environment—at least it seems so. However, the quality looked amazing.

A few notes about the brand:

  • Founded in 1999 by Satoshi Suzuki.
  • The “loop wheel” machines were replaced by mass production in mid 1960s. Now only two “loop wheel” factories in Wakayama prefecture exist, with 400 machines, yet about 200 in operation.
  • Each piece of Loopwheeler product is made by hand.

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