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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
natural lacquerware [WAN, a Urushi Lacquer Bowl]
Business Owner
OAK VILLAGE Co.,Ltd
Category
Household goods, kitchen utensils
Company
oak village (Japan)
Award Number
14G030159
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

The product introduces the world of urushi, natural lacquer, which Japanese has made use of since the ancient times. By using WAN, a Urushi Lacquer Bowl, and reading a small booklet which binds the various time and places one soup bowl travels in its production process, the user can experience the cyclical sense of time and the sustainable relationship between humans and things. Then after years of use, an enclosed ticket invites the owner for a free repainting which revives the bowl for another years to come.

Producer

KAZUHIRO SASAKI, Executive Director, OAK VILLAGE Co., Ltd

Director

KAZUHIRO SASAKI, Executive Director, OAK VILLAGE Co., Ltd

Designer

FUMITSUGU YAJIMA, Design Team, OAK VILLAGE Co., Ltd

More information

http://www.oakv.co.jp

Market release pending
2014/10/1
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