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July 9, 2013
Storied California ceramics company Bauer Pottery opens its first showroom in Tokyo, a mirror of the original in Los Angeles.
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  The address for the new Bauer Pottery showroom in Tokyo is 2-3-3 Hanakawado Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0033. Shown here is the corrugated metal siding and bright orange front door, designed specifically to reference Bauer's original location in Los Angeles.
    The address for the new Bauer Pottery showroom in Tokyo is 2-3-3 Hanakawado Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0033. Shown here is the corrugated metal siding and bright orange front door, designed specifically to reference Bauer's original location in Los Angeles.
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  The interior of Bauer Pottery's Tokyo showroom includes industrial tables and reclaimed wood shelving to show off the company's made-in-America ceramic pieces.
    The interior of Bauer Pottery's Tokyo showroom includes industrial tables and reclaimed wood shelving to show off the company's made-in-America ceramic pieces.
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  Bauer Pottery's Tokyo showroom sells Russel Wright American Modern dinnerware in a rainbow of colors, including the flame orange version we featured in Dwell's July/August issue.
    Bauer Pottery's Tokyo showroom sells Russel Wright American Modern dinnerware in a rainbow of colors, including the flame orange version we featured in Dwell's July/August issue.
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Corrugated metal facade and orange entry door at Bauer Pottery ceramics showroom in Tokyo
The address for the new Bauer Pottery showroom in Tokyo is 2-3-3 Hanakawado Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0033. Shown here is the corrugated metal siding and bright orange front door, designed specifically to reference Bauer's original location in Los Angeles.

Hot off the heels from an appearance in Dwell's July/August "Made in America" issue, Bauer Pottery has announced the opening of its first showroom in Tokyo. That's right, the American heritage ceramics company now has a room of its own in Japan (joining smaller distribution channels via Tokyo's Ron Herman and United Arrows stores, as well as Early Birds in Kamakura).

Bauer Pottery interior Tokyo showroom with industrial tables and reclaimed wood
The interior of Bauer Pottery's Tokyo showroom includes industrial tables and reclaimed wood shelving to show off the company's made-in-America ceramic pieces.

The showroom, which is located in the Asakusa District of Taito City and is managed by Masa Sakurai, carries Bauer pottery and Russel Wright American Modern dinnerware. Sakurai loves Bauer so much that he even replicated the feel of the company's original Los Angeles headquarters, down to the orange front door, corrugated metal siding, and distressed exterior sign. You can also see familiar reclaimed wood shelving, industrial tables, and the wall-sized color chart. Check it all out at www.bauerpottery.jp, launching soon.

Orange and yellow ceramic pottery in Bauer Pottery Tokyo showroom
Bauer Pottery's Tokyo showroom sells Russel Wright American Modern dinnerware in a rainbow of colors, including the flame orange version we featured in Dwell's July/August issue.

And peruse the Dwell archives for more on Bauer Pottery and Russel Wright's storied legacy on American ceramicware.

 

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