Modern Design Objects With a Finish as Old as Confucius

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Modern Design Objects With a Finish as Old as Confucius

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“IT’S QUITE SURPRISING to people that these could be handmade objects,” said Philippe Nigro, one of the many designers who have recently turned to the millennia-old technique of lacquering. For his collection of darkly glittering pieces, from vessels to tables, he partnered with Japanese craftsmen skilled in urushi, the process of layering on tree sap, drying and polishing it after each of more than 20 coats. Mr. Nigro’s ziggurat-like vases come apart to accommodate lacquering inside and out. The craft determined the shapes, he…

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