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Akihiro Woodworks

Managing to somehow appear simultaneously naturalistic and futuristic at the same time, Akihiro Woodworks produce some seriously arresting looking products. If Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy made cups… well, you get the idea. Based in Kagoshima, the business is a family affair and aims to bring a strong three-dimensional vibe to the work. And it shows. This is handmade excellence at work and the beautifully crude chiseled exteriors belie the polished beverage sanctuary within. Too poetic? You need to hold these things for yourself – lightweight birch, drooping teardrop handles and remember, these things are perfect both in and outdoors. Grab a set of these for some next-level picnicing.