Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with gold, silver or platinum to appreciate the joints as “landscape”, is reinterpreted through the use oflatest digital technologies including highly precise 3D scanning and modeling. “Joy of joining” is expressed by turning it into twins, instead of applying gold.

ColoRing_shrine table

ColoRing is made by applying three colorpaint layers like strata on an uneven wood surface treated by Udukuri method, the traditional Japanese woodcraft technique; then the undulated paint surface is sanded until flat to reveal tri-colored tree ring patterns. We took inspiration from Tsugaru nuri, the traditional lacquer technique succeeded by craftsmen in Aomori, Japan, and the new method was made by integrating Tsugaru nuri and Udukuri.  The new piece is inspired from a shrine table.


Title:twintsugi+ ColoRIng shrine table
Architects: Jo Nagasaka
Project team:Matthieu Darcourt, Ryosuke Yamamoto,
Triennale di Milano
Palazzo dell’ Arte / Gallerie dell’Architetture
Viale Alemegna 6, Milan 20121 Italia
Usage:Exhibition / Milano Triennale 2016 “alamak! Design in Asia” exhibition
Construction:Shuhei Nakamura (painting) ANGULO(wood part)
Exhibition period:April 2- September 12, 2016
Photo: Takashi Mochizuki

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