Sekki series – A material with history
Ferm Living combined a traditional material with a contemporary expression and made it a perfect fit for a modern everyday life
Sekki is the Japanese word for stoneware, and our new series unites the traditions of the magical island nation with a modern expression. We discovered a classic material, the so-called purple clay which has some unique qualities and was used in the rich traditions of Japanese tea ceremonies.
DThe purple clay is, in fact, not at all purple, rather usually brown or reddish but the original Chinese name for the material translates into purple clay. It is characterised by a striking surface with a coarse texture. But the most extraordinary feature about the clay must be the fact that it absorbs fluids, which is why, traditionally, the cups for tea ceremonies were never washed, causing that the flavours were influenced by time past, previous ceremonies, and teas
This is not a feature that we kept for our Sekki series, but we treasure materials or craftsmanship with a great story. We kept the distinctive feel of the clay but updated the series to be a match with a modern lifestyle, which among other things means that it is, naturally, dishwasher proof.
The Sekki-series features special pieces for your tablesetting, your kitchen, or your window-sill.
Explore our Sekki-Series here