‘mound stool’ by hisakazu shimizu for kanaya
all images courtesy eizo okada
this new work by hisakazu shimizu from S&O design for the takaoka douki (bronzeware) brand kanaya has been presented at maison et objet 2013 in paris. the mushroom-like form was created by the arrangement of one mass stacked on another and then incorporating the traditional bronze-casting techniques passed down through the centuries for its fabrication.
the designer says of the piece:
‘in designing a casting, I decided to go for a true form that has not been realized with current materials and processing methods. in the course of applying continuous design as if I was handling the melted metal in my bare hands, a shape (square circle), something between a rotor and a rectangle, emerged. I felt that it was a true casting form, housing ambiguity and clarity together, so I created two pieces that way. balancing one piece on top of the other gave it a shape that seemed good to use as a stool or a side table. I named it ‘mound stool’ because of its stacked shape.’
the mushroom-like form was created by the arrangement of one mass stacked on another
the design incorporates the traditional bronze-casting techniques passed down through the centuries for its fabrication
digital model of the design