Tetzbo Pen Holder Full Brass

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In the heart of Japan's rich tradition of craftsmanship, TETZBO emerges as an embodiment of simplicity, functionality, and the artisan's passion. This Japanese marque is the culmination of a creator's unwavering pursuit for perfection—a pursuit that has resulted in a penholder unlike any other.

Immerse yourself in the essence of TETZBO, where form and function dance in perfect harmony. It all began with a vision—a vision for a penholder that not only cradles the pen with grace but also allows the tip of the pen to peek through, like a secret waiting to be revealed. This pursuit of simplicity, executed with meticulous precision, is quintessentially TETZBO.

Each TETZBO penholder is a masterpiece, lovingly crafted to house CHIBIEN-Z, CHIBIEN-Z 110, CHIBIEN-8, Tw-8C, and I ROEN round shaft pens. The result is a seamless fusion of form and function that embodies the creator's own favorite item—an item born from a place of passion and reverence for the art of writing.

With TETZBO, you hold in your hand not just a penholder, but a testament to the enduring spirit of Japanese craftsmanship. Every stroke, every mark on paper is imbued with the essence of precision and elegance that defines TETZBO—a brand that understands that the true beauty of writing lies in the seamless marriage of form and function.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Product name : Tetzbo Pen Holder Full Brass
  • Dimensions : 40mm (length) x 32~35mm (width) x 25~30mm (depth)
    ( There may be an error of ±3~5mm depending on the material )
  • Weight : around 300g
  • Material : Brass, oughened finish
  • Designer & Manufacturer : Tetzbo (Yoshikazu Takai)
  • Made in Japan
  • As each item is individually crafted by hand, please expect slight variations in specification or feel.

 

SCULPTING TO SCRIPTING: THE MULTIFACED ARTISTRY OF YOSHIKAZU TAKAI

Born in Japan's Hyogo prefecture in 1952, Yoshikazu Takai represents an artistic metamorphosis that spans both fields and generations. Initially gaining fame as a sculptor, he has expanded his influence to other areas of art and design.

Takai burst onto the art scene with a solo show in 1987 at Tokyo's esteemed Akiyama Gallery, signaling the start of an illustrious career. Between 1987 and 1995, his successive exhibitions gained both national and international acclaim. His grand sculptures became landmarks in public places throughout Japan, adding a unique aesthetic flair to parks and famous squares.

Yet, change has been a consistent theme in Takai's artistic endeavors. About ten years ago, he took an unexpected turn by shifting his focus from large-scale sculptures to the nuanced world of stationery. This pivot led to the creation of his stationery brand, "TETZBO." 

By applying his singular artistic perspective, Takai has developed stationery items that not only tell stories but also encourage individual creativity. Each "TETZBO" item carries the imprint of his sculptural background while venturing into new artistic territories. 

In making this courageous shift, Yoshikazu Takai has demonstrated that artistic expression is not confined to a single medium. His transformation from a renowned sculptor to an inventive stationery designer illustrates his capacity for self-reinvention, all while maintaining the emotional depth and complexity that characterize his oeuvre.

Today, he remains an enduring source of inspiration, affirming that a true artist is one who constantly evolves, ceaselessly innovating and captivating.