Key facts

Product:
Urushi Green Table
Family:
Urushi
Manufacturer:
Karakter Copenhagen >
Designer:
Aldo Bakker >
Architonic ID:
1409178
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2016
Manufacturer groups :
Tables-Console tables >
Hallway-Console tables >
Groups:
Tables-Console tables >
Hallway-Console tables >

Product description

The Urushi Table depicts the simplest concept of a table: two legs and a surface. The legs are an elongation of the line created by the tabletop. The tabletop and the base of the legs have the same width, making them equally important to the design.

Measurements:
L 100 cm (39 3/8 inches)
H 70 cm (27 1/2 inches)
W 45 cm (173/4 inches)

Construction Material Architectural foam, Urushi lacquer

Environment Indoor

Production Holland

Cleaning Instructions Clean with a soft dry cloth only.

Color 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.