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Kuroda Kobo Co., Ltd.

有限会社 黒田工房

In Japan, The Association for Conservation of National Treasures manages the conservation and repairs on works that are classified as national treasures, such as architecture, arts and crafts and even paintings and books. Kuroda Kobo located in Kyoto is a subcontractor of the twelve members association task to conserve “kumiko” which can be described as lattice work. Kumiko is applied mainly on architecture and occasionally on furniture and even picture frames. Kuroda Kobo was founded in 1961 and have been making and repairing fusuma (Japanese sliding door) and a byobu (folding screen) for a long time since its founding. In order to repair national treasures, in depth knowledge of the history and traditional techniques are needed. Mr. Usui is the third president of Kuroda Kobo. Succeeding the traditional technique of kumiko, he is also developing three-dimensional wooden products by incorporating his own technique such as kyosashimono (Kyoto cabinetwork) and magemono (wood bending). In 2016, he launched a new product in Milano, Italy. They are introducing this new style of wooden products to the world with the mission of handing down traditional techniques.

日本には、国宝や重要文化財を中心とした絵画・書跡などの美術工芸品の保存・修理を手がける(社)国宝修理装潢師連盟がある。京都府に本社を置く黒田工房は、連盟に加盟する12工房より障壁画の組子下地や縁の製作を請け負う数少ない木工業社の一つである。創業は1961年。黒田工房は、創業以来、長年、襖・屏風などの仕立て・修復を手がけてきた。文化財の修復を行うには、長い技術の歴史を知り尽くしている必要があり、多くの知識と確かな技術が求められる。2015年に黒田工房3代目社長に就任した臼井さんは、組子の伝統技術を承継しつつ、京指物や曲物などの技術を加えた立体的な木工品にも取り組んでいる。2016年には、イタリア・ミラノにて新作を発表。技術を伝承する使命を感じながら、新たな木工品を世界に発信している。

Flagship Products

shu-shu

shu-shu

Designed by Tsukasa Goto
[ Kuroda Kobo × Hands on Design ]

Kumiko Pattern

組子文様デザイン

Kumiko Pattern

組子文様デザイン

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