hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects
 

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects

japanese studio, hamanishi DESIGN, presents their latest collection entitled ‘the burning metal project.’ as the name suggests, the pieces have been formed using the color change reaction of metal to create a vivid spectrum of graduating tones. rather than adding color to the finished products, the design utilizes the natural titanium oxides, resulting in an eye-catching surface treatment that will resist discoloration and fading over time.

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

graffito

all images © ryoukan abe (video © masanobu morikawa)

 

 

the ‘graffito’ vase was born with the tool that apples digital technique to create titanium’s color change reaction pattern. the goal is to develop different technologies from titanium anodization to expand the possibility of materials. to achieve the goal, hamanishi designed and manufactured the digital controlled machine that creates every vase pattern. it is a new way of burning metal that has originated from their own process-based design research. every simple and personalized tableware will add color to life.

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

graffito

 

 

the gradation discolored ‘flame’ lamp almost appears as if the metal shade was heated by the light bulb’s heat output. the lamp, yet impression of metal coolness, expresses a sense of warmth by heating gradation processing on the surface. a silhouette with a simple and attractive outline reflects light efficiently, emits a distinctive presence while it will embellish both home and professional environments.

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

flame

 

 

‘TIG’ is a minimal cylindrical side table with a gradual discolored metal surface which brings to mind the colors of metal welding. in order to appreciably add a story of the manufacturing process into the product, the designers applied the gradation design to show the heat transmission from the inner shelf. the burning gradation gives overwhelming individuality to the high quality and sophisticated side table and adds a glow to the interior.

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

TIG

 

 

the ‘pillar’ floor lamp, which is usually used as a supporting role, is taken as the design center, and the aesthetic potential of titanium material itself is guided through the relationship between light and the pillar illuminated by the light. the simple silhouette aims to become a design for re-understanding the relationship between lighting and products.

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

pillar

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom
flame

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom
TIG

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

pillar

hamanishi DESIGN burns metal to create a collection of iridescent objects designboom

the ‘burning metal project’ collection

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘burning metal project’

design: hamanishi DESIGN

photography: ryoukan abe

video: masanobu morikawa

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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