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Urushi – Japanese Lacquer in modern Design

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 02.04.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , , ,

Casket with lib by Manfred Schmid

An important component of the Japanese art of lacquerwork is the special technique known as ‘urushi’, which uses many layers of wafer-thin, semi-transparent lacquer to create a surface of almost mystical radiance and sensual depth. Today the urushi guild is facing new challenges and is opening its doors to new members in order to safeguard the survival of its craft. The result is the establishment of a dialogue with modern designers from all around the world, whose fascination with Japanese lacquer craftsmanship has prompted them to create their own works using lacquer.

 

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Stone Implement Bowl by Takeshi Igawa, Polyurethane Foam with Urushi, Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition

to Yuri Suzuki’s website

to Aldo Bakker’s website

to Manfred Schmid’s website

to Salome Lippuner’s website

to Frederic Dedelley’s designs on Architonic