Where oh where does all that shiny stuff come from?
Kyaw Naing runs the workshop which is called Pyae Sone, meaning “perfection” in Burmese. This makes sense for a man who has been practising his craft for over 30 years and seeks perfection in everything he does. Since 2021's coup, his workshop has had to contend with soaring prices for raw materials and dwindling electricity, leaving him reliant on an expensive generator. However, he’s not one to give up lightly, and consistently and methodically produces his beautiful pieces for us. He has a son and a daughter who hope to take on the business if he can keep it going. We’ll do our best to make sure this happens.
The collection is based around the shape of Buddhist alms bowls. It's rare to walk down a road, or through a village in Burma without seeing a monk with his alms bowl. We've used the shape to make the bowl and the candle bowl. We've made it rounder for the lampbase and jug, and shrunk it and popped it at the top of our candle sticks.
So there you go. A collection made from a colour, feel and shape which can only be from Burma. Indisputably Burmese. Just how we like it.