schemata architects / jo nagasaka: ColoRing furniture series
schemata architects / jo nagasaka: ColoRing furniture series schemata architects / jo nagasaka: ColoRing furniture series
apr 27, 2013
schemata architects / jo nagasaka: ColoRing furniture series


schemata architects / jo nagasaka: ColoRing furniture series
‘ColoRing’ by schemata architects / jo nagasaka presented at spazio rossana orlandi during milan design week 2013
image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 

 

jo nagasaka of schemata architecture office is known for applying brightly colored resin to wood furniture as a means of squaring off, uneven edges and surfaces, seen in his ‘flat table’ series which designboom covered here. he continues his application of intense hues to what would otherwise seem like dull wooden objects, however this time exploring the traditional japanese lacquering technique of udukuri–a process which is meant to emphasize and reveal the grain of the natural material. presented at spazio rossana orlandi during milan design week 2013, the surfaces of his ‘ColoRing’ series are polished with a brush made of sew grass that scrapes off the soft tissue exposing the rough natural texture of the wood grain. nagasaka uses leftover paint from other constructions that would otherwise be discarded to stain the pieces, visually representing the ancient technique. the timber is then polished flat leaving the unique DNA of the individual members of wood, exhibiting both the grain pattern and texture in a functionally vibrant design.

 

 update

we have updated our original article from march 31st, 2013 with new images of the finished pieces, as well as installation shots of the ‘ColoRing’ installation at spazio rossana orlandi presented during milan design week 2013.

 

 


detail of a table surface whose natural grain is revealed through bright hues
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the ‘ColoRing’ series of composed of tables, chairs, stools and shelving
image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


installation view of ‘ColoRing’ at spazio rossana orlandi
image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


leftover paint which would otherwise be discarded is used to color the surfaces applied through the udukuri technique
image © designboom

 


jo nagasaka of schemata architects with his ‘ColoRing’ furniture
image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


exposed grains rendered in a variety of vibrant complementary colors
image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 


furniture line includes tables and chairs of different styles and sizes
image courtesy of jo nagasaka / schemata architects

 

full article here

 

 

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