URUSHI URUSHI URUSHI URUSHI

The birth of "urushi": Japanese Lacquer x 3D Printing Technology

Rinkak creators combine their 3D designs with 100% of natural Japanese lacquer to perfectly perform how a classic material can be renovated. Please enjoy!

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HANE URUSHI

A drink vessel set with famous traditional expressive technique, "Makie - gold relief". Inheriting Japanese traditional spirit of praising shade, the design visualizes the beauty of highlight on its smooth form. Furthermore, dynamic and elegant patterns of Makie create elegant atmosphere in dining scenes with someone special. Hybridly designed with heavy rich metal, enjoy forever the high quality products by Japanese crafts and manufacturing.
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Hiroaki Nishimura
Hiroaki Nishimura
Hiroaki NIshimura Design Inc. CEO / Creative Director / Designer Works widely varies from branding, product, graphic and web design. Awarded internatially such as 5 iF Product Design Awards, 6 Good Design Awards, etc.
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Hiroaki Nishimura
Hiroaki Nishimura
Hiroaki NIshimura Design Inc. CEO / Creative Director / Designer Works widely varies from branding, product, graphic and web design. Awarded internatially such as 5 iF Product Design Awards, 6 Good Design Awards, etc.

URUSHI in the Fog

Beauty of Urushi-ware can only be achieved by placing it under dim light. The fact is, aesthetics of Urushi cannot be considered unless you own darkness. (From "Inei-Raisan" by Junichirou Tanizaki) Deep glossy Urushi shines under very little light, and this essential beauty is hard achieve in very bright modern cuisine environment. Rediscover its beauty with this "URUSHI in the Fog", as if you perceive it through fog.
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Kaori Akiyama (STUDIO BYCOLOR)
Kaori Akiyama (STUDIO BYCOLOR)
2002: Graduated from Chiba University, Department of Design Science<br>2002-2012: Itoki Corporation / Product Planning, Branding, Design, Color Scheme<br>2013: STUDIO SAMIRA BOON (Netherland, Amsterdam)<br>2013: Founded STUDIOBYCOLOR<br>Awarded Good Design Award, Toyoma Product Design Competition, etc.
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Kaori Akiyama (STUDIO BYCOLOR)
Kaori Akiyama (STUDIO BYCOLOR)
2002: Graduated from Chiba University, Department of Design Science<br>2002-2012: Itoki Corporation / Product Planning, Branding, Design, Color Scheme<br>2013: STUDIO SAMIRA BOON (Netherland, Amsterdam)<br>2013: Founded STUDIOBYCOLOR<br>Awarded Good Design Award, Toyoma Product Design Competition, etc.

SHITSU-EI

Urushi, Japanese Patterns, Mirror<br>Combining traditional technique and story with new technology, the design aimed to discover new expression of "Traditional Japan". The product has mystical harmony of Japanese patterns, sophisticated Urushi technique, and a mirror that accentuates each element.
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PALABOLA
PALABOLA
A design laboratory founded by graduate designers of Tama Art University, Department of Product Design.<br>With a vision "Gather, Connect, Realize, and Spread to The World", developed and participated in various product designs and projects.<br>2009: Established<br>2010: Participated to THE NEW MARKET<br>2012: Produced "Kamabo-kou" at the Aoyoma Art Fair
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PALABOLA
PALABOLA
A design laboratory founded by graduate designers of Tama Art University, Department of Product Design.<br>With a vision "Gather, Connect, Realize, and Spread to The World", developed and participated in various product designs and projects.<br>2009: Established<br>2010: Participated to THE NEW MARKET<br>2012: Produced "Kamabo-kou" at the Aoyoma Art Fair

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Method for handling product

  • Avoid ultraviolet rays and keep away from direct sunlight.
  • Be careful of extreme dryness and high temperature.
  • Depending on your constitution, you may get a rash by a lacquer. In such case, stop using the product and consult with medical specialists.
  • If the product broke or have cracked, we recommend you to replace with a new one immediately.
  • For more details, please read each product's page.
  • Exterior and specifications are subject to change without any notice.
Fukasawa

Introduction of Craftsman

Hayato Fukasawa
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Urushi-Art. Currently a member at Conservation Course Sculpture Laboratory, Graduate Department of Conservation at the same university.

Info

[Exhibition]

The products will be exhibited at an art event “FIRST FRIDAY” that is held every first Friday. Please come and see the breathtaking masterpieces.

Date: May 1, 2015 18:00-21:00
Location: Courtyard Hiroo, 4-21-2, Nishiazabu, Minatoku, Tokyo 106-0031, JAPAN

http://cy-hiroo.jp/firstfriday.html

Other series

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