For me the Japanese are on a par with Scandinavia when it comes to design – they’re not like the Italians, who produce some truly great pieces alongside some rather hideous creations – the Japanese are always very consistent in their style. And Mikasa is probably one of my favourite Japanese names, despite the fact that it was a brand developed solely for export, being sold in the likes of Bloomingdales and Macy’s. Their shapes are always very simple, and their patterns are never over the the top.
Today’s stoneware coffee pot, which is in immaculate condition, is a great example of how tasteful Mikasa designs are. It has a classic retro geometric pattern, but it’s still very simple and clean. And in addition to being in mint condition and super attractive it’s also pretty collectible – I couldn’t find this exact pot for sale, but Mikasa coffee pots can sell for as much as R700 online!
Dimensions: 26cm tall x 10cm in diameter