Our friend Yusuke Hanai is a prolific Japanese artist who has worked with everyone from Japanese retailer Beams to Vans to Disney - on and on.
In March 2017, we came together with Tokyo-based Pacifica Collectives to offer a small collection of collaborative pieces at a Pop-up located at Paddlers Coffee in Tokyo. Peter Maxwell used a Japanese indigo dip dye and hand stamp detail to create a leather canvas for Hanai's signature hand painting.
The blank pieces were sent from Los Angeles to Japan, where they were painted. The Made Solid Hand Shaped Trays were then formed and finished in Tokyo upon our arrival for the Pop-up.
All original pieces quickly sold out.
We plan on continuing the collaboration and bringing new pieces to our Los Angeles flagship location..