Rain

Hideki YoshimotoAizu Hongo Yaki

A floor lamp incorporating Aizu-Hongo-Yaki, the oldest pottery in Tohoku, is embedded into a monolithic structure. The large ceramic slate was fired with a unique glaze that evokes the appearance of falling rain. To combine the handmade ceramics, which shrink and warp during firing, with different materials, the fired slate was scanned and converted into digital data. This data was then used to precisely cut resin and metal materials, achieving the final composition.
Year: 2024
Material: Aluminium, LED, Ceramics
Size: Floor Lamp
L80 x W60 x H150 cm
A floor lamp incorporating Aizu-Hongo-Yaki, the oldest pottery in Tohoku, is embedded into a monolithic structure. The large ceramic slate was fired with a unique glaze that evokes the appearance of falling rain. To combine the handmade ceramics, which shrink and warp during firing, with different materials, the fired slate was scanned and converted into digital data. This data was then used to precisely cut resin and metal materials, achieving the final composition.
Year: 2024
Material: Aluminium, LED, Ceramics
Size: Floor Lamp
L80 x W60 x H150 cm

About Aizu Hongo Yaki

Aizu Hongo Yaki, which is the oldest kiln in Tohoku, originated in 1593. It is said that the master of Aizuwakamatsu Castle, Gamo Ujisato, invited tilers from Harima Province to make tiles for renovation of the castle. Aizu Hongo Yaki has pottery inherited from original tile-making and porcelain made from Okubo Stone, and is famous for tea pots, clay bottles and flower vases.

Designer

Hideki Yoshimoto

Designer / Creative Director. Founder of TANGENT, Project Associate Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo. Founded design engineering studio “TANGENT” in 2015. He has produced a variety of works using methods to fuse design and technology, and has offered works to some of the world's leading luxury brands. He is also the producer and creative director of the Craft x Tech project.

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Artisan

Shuji Yumita

Representative Director of Ryumon Yaki Co., Ltd. Representative Director of Aizu Hongo Yaki Business Cooperative Association. Representative Director of Tohoku Craft Tech Liaison Council. Studied ceramics in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, and learned pottery making from shaping on the potter's wheel to firing in Mashiko Town, Tochigi Prefecture. Then, returned back to home town. Since 1902 (the 35th year of the Meiji era), as a kiln owner of Aizu Hongoyaki, the sole porcelain-producing region in Tohoku, along with handicrafts, has been advancing the production of insulators, lighting fixtures, tiles, etc., while exploring the characteristics of Takubo porcelain stone, which is the raw material, and the possibilities of porcelain

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