Japan Brand recently invited designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to conceive a contemporary object using traditional know-how, and here's the result - The Wajima collection.
Initially the pair were oriented towards traditional lacquerware, and after visiting several workshops from one of Japan's great lacquerware producing areas: Wajima, they were sold on the technique. What emerged from their collaboration with a handpicked workshop from the area is four objects (a lamp, a desk light, a pocket mirror and a box) that had deliberately different destinations such as culinary, domestic and nomadic applications.
According to the brothers, their main desire was to show the beauty of perfectly reflecting lacquer and its possible uses in everyday life, through simple yet precious objects. We think the pièce de résistance of the collection is the lamp - a luminous box that highlights the material of lacquer while presenting large shiny surfaces reflecting light. Thanks to the red glow diffused by the light when switched on, a subtle mood emanates from the lacquer and creates a smooth and captivating atmosphere.