Pattern

Emergence of Shadows

陰影浮かぶ

In 2016, a new product was launched by Kuroda Kobo. The product is so new that they have not given a name to it yet. This is a woodwork product which is made with a combination of “Kumiko” and “Mageki” techniques which expresses new interpretations of flow and surging waves. The special features of this product can be seen from the rhythmic sinuous woodgrain and texture, which lead to the emergence of shadows in unique shapes when held up against a light source. Furthermore, depending on its placement and usage, the characteristics of the product expresses itself differently which make it even more interesting. For example, when used as a lamp shade, it diffuses the light source and create interesting spatial effects of gentle rhythmic lights and shadows. This product can also be used as a screen and with its flowing nature allows for privacy yet is not imposing.

Kumiko
“Kumiko” is a traditional woodworking technique which involves the delicate and precise assembling of various small wooden parts without the use of nails to create a larger piece of work. Kumiko are commonly applied on Koushi (latticework), Shoji (paper sliding-doors) or Ramma (decorative transom).

2016年、黒田工房から新作が発表された。まだ名のない、芽吹いたばかりの作品である。「組子」と「曲木」の技術を合わせた木工製品で、新しい“流れ”や“うねり”を表現している。しなやかな木の動きとリズミカルな質感が特徴で、光にかざすと独特の陰影が浮かび上がる。使い方によって表情を自在に変えるところも、この作品のおもしろさだ。ランプシェードとして活用すると、優しい光と陰のリズムが空間を演出。建具として活用すると、開放感を保ちながら、適度に視線を遮ることができる。

組子

組子とは、釘を使わずに木を組む技術のこと。格子・障子・欄間などの骨組みとして縦横に組んだ細い部材。

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