Open workshop using earthquake damaged wood: ‘Borrowing Shapes’

Twigs and leaves from cedar trees damaged by the earthquake in Minamisanriku,
Miyagi were collected and used to make moulds with paper clay. Tin, which has a relatively low melting point,
is poured into the moulds creating a metal replica of tree forms in just a few minutes.
The resulting objects can be used as chopstick rests, paperweights, pendants, or anything else you can imagine.

■ Dates :

①July 14, 2012 (Sat)

②July 28, 2012 (Sat)

■Venue :

①“aiiima”Inside Creative Lounge Mov, Shibuya Hikarie 8

②Minato City Eco-plaza

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Design unit comprising director Soichi Takenaka and designer Hiroi Igarashi. Soichi Takenaka: Born in 1977.
Graduated from Tama Art University Department of Ceramic, Glass and Metal Works,
majoring in metalwork. Hiroi Igarashi: Born in 1977. Graduated from Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design,
majoring in three-dimensional design Founded in 2007.In this world overflowing with industrial goods,
industrial methods are borrowed to hand craft tools for daily live, enabling one to witness the birth of each product.

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Junya Sakumoto

Junya Sakumoto :
Born in 1975. Joined TRICO INTERNATIONAL in 2005 following graduation from Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design,
Setsu Mode Seminar, and experience in interior retail. Went solo in 2009 and established ‘sakumotto’.
Fields of work include art, design direction, interior paint curating, project development, sales, wholesale, product MD,
PR, etc. Manages gallery & shop ‘sakumotto’, ‘sakumotto online store’, and ‘HAPPA Gallery’.