ABOUT THE COLLECTION

KOBO (工房), which means a maker’s workshop or factory in Japanese, is a contemporary crafts brand founded by Singaporean design store Supermama. Together with a team of expert craftsmen from Japan and a select group of international designers, we produce basic luxury goods for the considered life.

Every KOBO Collection seeks to reinvent the essential classics by exploring different perspectives, approaches and thinking towards traditional making techniques. The result is a designed object that is carefully considered and one which reflects the hallmark of the Made in Japan quality standards.

OF TIMES AND TRADITION

“I’m the younger generation and I want to carry on the trade and keep the culture. I can’t do it as a hobby. It must be my job, so it was very natural for me to join my father.”
– Takehiko Sagawa