• Japan, 2017
  • solid wood lacquered in urushi, natural akita cedar
  • prototypes
  • 11¾ w x 8¼ d x 5¼ h in.
  • 12½ w x 9 d x 4½ 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