COLLACQUERATION | DESIGNED IN THE UK - LACQUERED IN JAPAN

Photographer: Daniel Katz, Emiko Oki
15 October-30 November 2010

COLLACQUERATION

DESIGNED IN THE UK – LACQUERED IN JAPAN


Lacquer is versatile, durable and organic. It is a sustainable material, equally applicable in its use today in Britain as it has long been in Japan throughout history. This exhibition combines the skills of artists and designers working in both countries.

Expert lacquer craftsmen from Wajima and Nara in Japan have joined up with leading UK-based designers to create some of the very best contemporary crafted design pieces. Gero Grundmann, Max Lamb, Julia Lohmann, Emiko Oki, Yuri Suzuki and Yamaha in the United Kingdom submitted designs for realisation by master lacquer craftsmen Kazutaka Furukomi, Yoshinori Shibayama, Takashi Wakamiya, Hideki Wakashima and Akira Sugimura in Japan.

The result is a project engaging designers, artists, makers, teachers and students, and reveals the potential of working together, with lacquer, in various media, across a variety of professions and in different cultural contexts.
Embassy of Japan in the UK Bucks New University UK Yamaha ASIAN ART