Spreading the fascinating aspects of
foundry to the world.
With CURFENI we are casting new value.
Cut waste, utilize materials,
We want more people to know about the foundry technology
YANAGIMOTO has been cultivating by creating something
for the people, not just in Japan but all over the world.
CURFENI is a product brand we started in partnership with
Shunta Nakajima and Junya Komatsu from Chokkan Co.,Ltd.
CURFENI stands for the 4 elements at the heart of our
foundry; Cu(copper), Cr(chromium), Fe(iron), and Ni(nickel).
Using our expertise in handling copper and stainless steel in
combination with aesthetic senses of our partner artists and creators we are developing technology and products
that bring new value.
CURFENI was initially inspired by Japanese zen spirit,
the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohethe’s thought of
“Less is more”, and Poul Kjærholm’s idea of respecting
natural materials’ texture.
Fashion designer Shunta Nakajima designed the workwear
for our foundry engineers in our first project. This workwear
will be donated and made available to the public in the future.
Established in 2021 by Shunta Nakajima and Junya Komatsu, Chokkan Co.,Ltd. specializes in planning, producing, branding, and human resources development in relation to art and fashion. Mr. Nakajima is the creator of ALMOSTBLACK, a men’s fashion brand that expresses a fusion between Japanese art and clothing. Mr. Komatsu is a lawyer specializing in art and fashion law, as well as business support, including new brands’ start-ups and intellectual property strategies.