It all started when the designer met Belgian snooker ball manufacturer SALUC, located in the region of Tournai in Belgium. SALUC supplied Aramith (a phenolic resin) to the designer who started his own watches, followed by rings, which inspired the name of the company – ‘TAMAWA’, meaning in Japanese; “ball on steel ring”. In order to open up to wider creative possibilities, TAMAWA quickly decided to call upon emerging design talents such as Sylvain Willenz, Alain Berteau, Nedda El Asmar and Big-Game.
In a few years the collection extended to a complete jewelry line as well as interior products. Tamawa owns a strong identity, driven by the use of the aramith ball as an exclusive material for the entire collection. In a very short time, it has gained legitimacy as a publishing house, attaching great importance to consistency in the choice of objects, paying particular attention to aesthetics, and leveraging a on a fully integrated and flexible manufacturing process.