水輪

Mizuwa

The plates are a new addition to “hyakushiki” series, a product line of free spirited Urushi-glassware, which redefines conventional perception of lacquer by adorning sumptuous elegance of Kiso lacquer on refreshingly transparent glass wares. The artisans use brush strokes to paint the glassware, forming a unique texture of lacquer and glass for a rare experience. Patterns of water ripples are used as its motif.

photo: Mariko Taya

photo: Mariko Taya

photo: Mariko Taya

photo: Mariko Taya

“I learned that the making of lacquer glass (Urushi glass) using Kiso lacquerware (Kiso Sikki) techniques began about 20 years ago. I designed a plate that has a unique depth using transparent and non-transparent textures of Urushi glass. Each plate is hand-painted by craftsmen, and this attractive technique can create a unique piece that becomes something you cherish.”

Client:
Maruyoshi Kosaka Wood & Urushi Works (Japan)
Producer:
Toshihiro Aya
Product Launch:
2017
Tasks:
Planning
Product Design
Photographer:
Fumio Ando
Website:
www.kiso-hyakushiki.jp