• Japan, 2017
  • solid wood lacquered in urushi
  • prototypes
  • 5½ dia x 13 h in.
  • 7⅞ dia x 13 h in.
  • 4 dia x 9¼ h in.
  • pieces from the urushi/wrappa collection

    the urushi technique is lacquering and polishing pre-seasoned and preprocessed wood

    wappa is a traditional wood processing that is over 400 years old. the process of molding wood includes dipping  in hot water to allow bending; still wet, they are fastened by means of cherry tree bark