Lue Brass

Ruka Kikuchi (also known by his nickname Lue) makes utensils and accessories out of brass in the Japanese city of Setouchi. Lue makes objects that cooperate with the lives of ordinary people, hoping that every time one of his items is picked up and used it brings great pleasure and will last for many years.

Although he makes all his works by hand, he has recently started to explore the production of industrial metalwork, cutlery that is made by workshop machinery. He hopes that he can push his craft to more people with this option, using top quality metal and interesting design solutions, for example one flat piece of brass punched with a single mould. All of our works stocked are handmade by Lue himself and feature unique markings, such as little scratches and hammer marks where the craftsman has been at work.

  • Ruka Kikuchi (nickname Lue) makes these brass utensils at his studio in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture.
  • As time progresses you'll find that each item will patina and darken as the metal oxidises, also reacting to the natural oils on ones hands.
  • Functional modern design handmade for everyday living.