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mound stool by hisakazu shimizu for kanaya
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feb 03, 2013
mound stool by hisakazu shimizu for kanaya


‘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

 

 


sketches

 

 

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