Purity of form and tactility are the driving factors behind Lump collection. In tune with Kanae Hasegawa’s investigation of revived Japanese artisanal traditions (published in St-W #97, out on 1 March), we discovered foray into age-old lacquering and wood-turning techniques. The results employ the visceral qualities of contrasting surfaces to reignite awareness about forgotten crafts.
Lump-bowl, Lump-cup and Lump-plate were produced at the workshop in Ishikawa Prefecture. Founded in 1909, the manufacturer has championed the same precise lacquering methods for over a century, something Nendo was inspired by. Interpreting the production process into a simple story, the designer devised a series of rounded objects that cradle perfectly in one’s hands. Exteriors reveal a semi-rough wooden surface with its bespoke grain patterns left intact. Vessel interiors are covered in smooth matte-coloured lacquer. Together, the collection tells its own story.
Photos courtesy of Nendo