Smithing carving art born from experienced craftsmanship and an artistic sense
The Uneda Iron Factory started in 1946 as a manufacturer of looming machinery for weaving Nishijin textiles in Kyoto. Later in the 60s, they started to produce metal tools and items for interior and exterior decoration as well as producing their own metal art works. In 2005, they renamed themselves “Ferraio” and even expanded their business field into producing decorative items for restaurants and wedding occasions. Succeeding traditional Japanese ironwork techniques for three generations, they continue to produce both conventional and new items with iron, such as decorative gates and large lampshades. The third generation master, Soshi Uneda, who studied iron works in Germany, works hard with his older brother in the studio. The young Uneda brothers are keen to produce unique and sophisticated iron works such as small plates and shoehorns. They take extreme care in every facet of the iron crafting, achieving excellent designs and practical convenience when used. Custom-made items are accepted (customers are requested to visit their studio in Yamashina). Small items are ready within 2-3 weeks and large items require more than one month.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in the “Custom-made in Kyoto’s Old Shops” magazine, Fujin-gaho, November issue, 2011.
|Name||Ferraio Uneda Iron Works|
|Address||267-2 Kanshuji Fukuoka-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto|
|Closed||Sun. & closed irregularly on Sat.|
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