Urushi Design & Innovation by Taiichi Kirimoto & Kohei Kirimoto 設計與未來 桐本泰一 桐本滉平 漆展

Urushi Design & Innovation by Taiichi Kirimoto & Kohei Kirimoto 設計與未來 桐本泰一 桐本滉平 漆展 Exhibition period 1.6 - 30.6.2019

Kirimoto Family in Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture of Japan, has been engaged in the lacquerware making for over 200 years since the late Edo Period. At the beginning of Showa era, the family started to specialize in carving wood materials of lacquerware.


Taiichi Kirimoto succeeded the family business as the seventh generation. Before returning to Wajima, he majored in Industrial Design at the university and practised interior design. He resumed wood craftsmanship as he returned and started designing for lacquerware, furniture and architectural fixtures.


The business is currently breaking out from the mould with a new contemporary range of goods that’s got everyone’s attention. Kohei Kirimoto, the son of Taiichi Kirimoto, and eighth-generation heir of the family, is the brand director of the new collection, “Iki“, inspired by human skin. “Iki” in Japanese means “breath“, “stylishness“, and “freshness“.

桐本家族銳意求新, 桐本滉平是桐本泰一的兒子,也是家族的第八代繼承人,他創立的新系列“Iki”,在日語中有「呼吸」、「時尚」、「新鮮」的意思,靈感來自皮膚。

This Exhibition Preview x Talk will explore the future of lacquer art (Urushi in Japanese), and its applications in products, interior and architectural designs.


Date: 1 June 2019 (Saturday) Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm Venue: The Gallery by SOIL, 52 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan Language: Japanese (Cantonese/English interpretation) Free admission


時間 : 下午3:30pm - 5:00pm

地點:上環普慶坊52號地下The Gallery by SOIL





Taiichi Kirimoto, Wajima Kirimoto, Japan


Kohei Kirimoto, Wajima Kirimoto, Japan


Kenneth Lee, Product Designer and Design Teacher, Hong Kong


Seiki Mori, Studio ARRT, Hong Kong




Susanna Pang, The Gallery by SOIL


The Gallery by SOIL 52 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 香港上環普慶坊52號

For enquiry 查詢 Email 電郵:discover@craftbysoil.com Telephone no. 電話:95593908

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We offer a new perspective and experience to traditional crafts. 

In collaborations with designers and craftsmen across different 

disciplines and cultures, we hope to create better craft designs exposed to alternative methods and materials. Collaboration spreads our design sphere of influence and breaks down walls with new approaches.

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