Fine Cutlery Forged from Minerals

ZIKICO specializes in products made of a unique material called zirconia, which is a type of ceramic made from minerals.

 

Zirconia has 3 main characteristics that give it the ideal properties for cutlery:

 

- It is derived from minerals that are nearly as hard as diamond and ruby.

 

- It is made up of two types of crystals, each with different properties that adapt to external forces.  This gives zirconia an even balance of metal-like hardness and suppleness.

 

- It is made by sintering at a high temperature of about 1400 degree Celsius (2550 degree Fahrenheit).  Much like pottery, zirconia does not release any metal ions or cause allergic reactions.

 

 

Hardness of gemstones

 

Suppleness of metal

 

Non-allergenic like porcelain

 

 

If one were to express all of these wonderful characteristics in one word, it would be "ideal".

 

ZIKICO is contributing to the universal dining experience by making full use of the wonders of zirconia.

Origins of the ZIKICO Brand

 

The brand name ZIKICO is a combination of  “Z” for zirconia, “JIKI” (the Japanese word for porcelain), and “CO” for corporation.

 

The logo is comprised of two overlapping rhombuses, illustrative of the crystal structures contained in zirconia.

 

High Quality Craftsmanship

Our unique powder injection molding and shaping process yield products with consistently beautiful lines.

 

All ZIKICO products are hand-crafted by expert artisans.

Company Profile

Corporate history

2007                           YAMASE Mitsunori established a zirconia research department

                                        while enrolled at a resin processing plant
2015                           became the CEO
2016                           developed a zirconia soup spoon
2017 October         received the Good Design Award


 

2018 January 11    ZIKICO INC was newly established
2018 January          received the JIDA Design Museum Selection Award

 

 

 

 


2018 February 28     left the previous workplace to devote himself fully to the ZIKICO business

2018 March 11           transferred the zirconia business from the previous location

2018 April                signed a brand direction contract with Oji & Design

2019 January            received the iF Design Award for the SUMU Cutlery Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 May                   awarded the gold medal at A’ Design Awards 2019 for the SUMU Cutlery Series

Company Name      ZIKICO INC
Location          6-21-3 Nagayama, Tama City, Tokyo
Date Established    January 11, 2018
CEO                              YAMASE Mitsunori

 

Access

50 minutes by car from Shinjuku:

20 minutes from the Inagi Exit of Inagi Ohashi

on the Chuo Expressway "Inagi IC"

60 minutes by Train and Bus from Shinjuku:
Take the Keio Line bound for Hashimoto.

Get off at "Keio Nagayama" station.
Take the Keio Bus bound for Keio Tama Garage.

Get off at "Minami Uryu".

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"Purity utensils born from minerals"

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ZIKICO INC 6-21-3 Nagayama, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-0025 Japan

phone: 042-400-0101