Koichi IoBorn: 1987
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Japanese metalsmith Koichi Io's award-winning metalwork demonstrates traditional hand raising and chasing techniques; resulting in elegant and fluid metal vessels that showcase his incredible talent for metalworking.
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Koichi Io studied metalwork at Musashino Art University before completing his Masters at Seoul National University, College of Fine Art in 2012.
2011 Finalist in Tableware, Inhorgenta Award 2011, Munich; 2009 Merit Award, 6th Cheongju International Craft Competition, South Korea
Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Cheongju City, South Korea
Whirl Vase View details
Whirl Vase2016Patinated copper, hammer raisedH:15.5cm W:14cm D:14cm£2,880Whirl Box (Closed) View details
Whirl Box (Closed)2016970 000, 950 000 silver, hammer raised, chased, mounted, gilt insideH:10.5cm W:10cm D:10cm£4,320Whirl Box (Open) View details