ABOUT

conteについてWhat is conte?

conteはステンレス加工の一大産地、新潟県燕ならではの道具を作るブランドです。街全体が工場と言える、分業の技の積み重ねで出来上がった台所道具は、派手さはありませんが、毎日の調理に欠かせなくなる使い心地になりました。工場から工場へ、一つの作業が終わるとコンテナと呼ばれる通い函で次の工程のために運ばれていきます。バトンリレーのように作業は受け継がれ、出来上がった新しい道具たちです。

接頭辞con〜やcom〜ではじまる英単語にはwith〜
together〜 という意味があります。「conte」は、たくさんの職人の手(hand=Te)と共に(withhands)つくり、燕の分業の象徴とも言えるコンテナ(container)で運ばれ、長く使われ続ける(continue)道具でありたいとの願いを込めた名前です。

conte is a brand making tools in the major production area for stainless steel processing of Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture. It is said that the whole city is a factory. Our kitchen utensils finished through the application of various specialized skills, are not flashy but comfortable to use and become essential to your everyday cooking.

From factory to factory, when one task is completed, the returnable box known as a container is carried to the next step. Passed from one task to the next like a baton in the relay, then the new tools are finished.

The prefixes con ~ and com~ at the beginning of English words carry the meaning of with~ or together~. conte refers to the hands (hand = te in Japanese) of many craftsmen making products together, and to the containers, said to be symbols of the division of labour in Tsubame, in which products are carried. The name conte also contains the hope that the tools will continue to be used for a long time

TEAM

PRODUCT DESIGN
小野里奈RINA ONO
GRAPHIC DESIGN
frame 石川竜太RYUTA ISHIKAWA
ADVISER
日野明子AKIKO HINO
PHOTO
minokamo
MOVIE
ツムジグラフィカ 高橋徹TORU TAKAHASHI

AWARD

2017 ニイガタIDSデザインコンペティション2017 IDS賞 (まかないボウル) Niigata IDS Design Competition 2017 IDS Award (MAKANAI Bowl)
GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2017 (まかない丸バット & まかない平ザル) GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2017 (MAKANAI Tray & MAKANAI Flat Strainer)
2016 GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2016 (まかないボウル) GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2016 (MAKANAI Bowl)

会社概要Company Profile

社名Company Name: 一菱金属株式会社Ichibishi Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
設立Established: 1977年2月28日February 28, 1977
所在地Location: 〒959-1288 新潟県燕市燕49番地749-7 Tsubame, Tsubame City, Niigata,Japan 959-1288
TELTel: 0256-63-7211+81 256-63-7211
FAXFax: 0256-62-2246+81 256-62-2246
事業内容Business: キッチン道具全般の開発・製造Development and production of kitchen utensils
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