Using the technique of hera-shibori (metal spinning), we made a unique lamp shade.
The shape in which the inside and the outside warp while gently reversing, was made by enlarging the application of winding the rim outside for reinforcement and to prevent distortion, as to those general enamel products.
The motif of the shape is based on the roofs of the shrines and temple that have formed the Japanese landscape since ancient times. Curl, uses the same curve as the roof of a shrine that draws magnificent curves.
In the process of making the shade, a technique called hera-shibori is used by pressing the rotating metal plate with a rod called “hera” (spatula).
Together with enamel craftsmen, the shape and thickness of the curled plate was explored without applying the process of winding the rim outside.
Shuhei Shibayama [1984-]
Born in Saitama Prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University. After working as a designer at Tendo Mokko, a furniture manufacture in Yamagata, in the spring of 2014, he began activities under the product label “yama no katachi”, which advertises the charms of Yamagata, in the Tohoku region, from the perspective of monozukuri-style manufacturing and craftsmanship. Currently, he is expanding his range of activities with a focus on interiors and furniture, and he engages in interior design and administration at “3CHA WORK”, a shared office in Sangenchaya.
The mission of nuskool is to collaborate with contemporary designers to create any items or designs that are essential to our times or to the future but do not currently exist, and to pass them on to future generations. Rather than being constrained within the framework of existing items, nuskool aims to produce, through co-creation with young designers, born-in-Japan items that will become enduring masterpieces.