Decorated shelf









This book shelf has been inspired by Kimono.

Kimono, which is made by exhaustively utilizing a sheet of cloth, is an ultimately sophisticated craft, not only beautiful but also practical, which I would say, very ”Japanese”. Kimono has been developed from time to time. Jyunihitoe, an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan mostly during Heian Era might be a good example of drastic development in kimono history. It weighed over 20kg and even restricted a person wearing from moving. Kimono became nothing practical but a tool to compete for gorgeousness created by layers.

So what’s the connection with a book shelf?

I would say that book shelf has developed from an equipment merely restoring books to a furniture visualizing and displaying the intelligence of the owner, just like Kimono has developed from just a practical wear to a decoration to attract others.

Book shelves made in Japan are often influenced by western countries. Why don’t I make a book shelf originally developed in Japan from my point of view? That was the idea.

To express the beauty of “layer”, I made shelf boards with three thin Japanese style latticework.

As for colors and patterns, which are major features of kimono, the covers of the books will replace for them. I decorated the exterior by golden brass and hard shell to express Karagoromo (short coat worn by ancient noble women).

flowers that were arranged Fragile Structure Plastic cloud The growing bubble Plastic garden Crust of the polygon : Artifact Lighting of process さまをまとう / samawomatou Decorated shelf pyrite stool / bended a moon Wearing a vase Mirror as an architecture pyrite stool / Collapsed month π stool cut of color a vase under ground ten-sen-men Crust of the polygon Crust of the polygon 松野屋行商 polygon of tree branch SleafN floating flower twotoo g,a,r,d,e,n awaglass tile cowpet dots maker glass mirror sonoiro au glassmic vase CLASKA 701 someone’s atelier metro map r,o,o,t f,l,o,w,e,r,s pick your light