Key facts

Product:
Urushi Console
Family:
Urushi
Manufacturer:
Karakter Copenhagen >
Designer:
Aldo Bakker >
Architonic ID:
1313701
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Tables-Console tables >
Groups:
Tables-Console tables >

Product description

Measurements:
L:1600/D:380/H:740 mm

Finish:
Urushi

Construction Material:
Urushi

Surfaces and colors:
Green

Product family

Concept

Bakker adds ‘everlastingness’ to the product by applying ‘Urushi’. A traditional Japanese lacquer made of tree sap. The varnish is naturally extracted from the Urushi tree. Urushi is applied for 30 or more layers of varnish are applied and each layer must be allowed to dry in a warm, dust-free, humid environment for a day or two. Lacquer applied too thickly or unevenly, or allowed to dry too quickly or slowly can ruin a piece. Each layer is polished by hand, a process that creates tiny, almost imperceptible variations in shade and colour and gives the surface its sense of depth and life.
The natural one-component varnish becomes harder and harder over time. Keeping the core of the product intact for decades. Today there are 9000-year-old objects - still well preserved with Urushi.
The technique demands slowness, awareness, time and attention. The Urushi series is Bakker’s peaceful protest against overspending. Conservation versus consumerism.
The natural one-component varnish becomes harder and harder over time. Keeping the core of the product intact for decades. Today there are 9000-year-old objects - still well preserved with Urushi.
The technique demands slowness, awareness, time and attention. The Urushi series is Bakker’s peaceful protest against overspending. Conservation versus consumerism.