The product name “kellua” means “drifting” or “floating.” It is a photo frame based on the idea of captured moments floating on the surface of water. You can float not only photos but also drawings, leaves, and pressed flowers in this frame. This photo frame for displaying special moments was designed in collaboration with photographer Ryoko Ichikawa after she reached out to us. You can find her on Instagram at @ryoko_film (Instagram).
Made of carefully selected materials, most of the manufacturing process is done by hand by our own craftsmen, one by one, using analog techniques. Using two layers of acrylic panels, it appears as if the photo is floating, which gives this frame its unique floating effect. There are already several photo frames on the market that use two layers of acrylic panels to make the back of the frame transparent, but it is the idea of covering the back of the frame with a box made of wood that makes it unique and unusual. The frame makes it look as if the photo or drawing is encased within a forest and floating on a lake. The depth of the frame allows it to stand alone on the floor of a room or on a desk. Another advantage of this frame is that it is flexible in terms of the size of the photos to be displayed, provided that they fit within the frame to a certain extent. Materials:
Cherry wood / acrylic panels / clear oil finish
Our StoryISANA is a boutique furniture workshop nestled in Niigata, Japan, a region blessed with the bounties of both mountain and sea and graced by the distinct four seasons. Founded by a skilled furniture artisan and a dyeing and weaving artist, our designs are deeply rooted in the traditional Japanese aesthetics of Zen, iki, and wabi-sabi. We trust that those who come into contact with our pieces will experience a touch of Japanese culture. For the past two years, we have consistently showcased our work on Instagram, amassing a following not just domestically but internationally. Notably, our creations have been spotlighted by globally recognized Instagram influencers in furniture design and woodworking, such as @chair_tag, @products.design, @koppundkluepfel, @designunity_woodwork, and @kodama_magazine.
You can explore our work on ISANA's Instagram.@isana_furniture
- Please be careful as “rapid drying” due to using under direct sunlight for long periods of time or placing it where it comes into direct contact with the air outlet of an air-conditioner or fan heater may cause warping, cracking, deformation, or discoloration of the wood.
- If you place a wet item such as a cup or dish towel directly on the stool top, please wipe off the moisture immediately as this may cause circular stains or discoloration.
- We recommend that you frequently apply commercially available maintenance oil (clear color), as wax components such as beeswax will make it easier for it to repel water to a certain extent and greatly improve the texture. (If obtainable, we recommend the American Howard Feed-N-Wax, which is easy to use.)
- Please be careful as acrylic is easily damaged.
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