In the Heart of Toyama, Nousaku Makes Tin Cry

11.07.2018

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Over the course of more than four hundred years, the city of Takaoka has built a reputation for excellence in working with copper, tin and brass. The artisans at Nousaku are not content to participate in preserving traditions; instead, they make it their daily task to seek to take on new technical challenges and propel themselves into the future of the discipline.

Perhaps inspired by the American-Japanese franchise Transformers, the bowls and pan holders in their KAGO (Japanese for ‘basket’) range change shape… with a ‘cry’ produced by this structural transformation.

In the 1700s, Lavoisier declared that ‘everything is transformed’; now, Nousaku is bringing (meta)physics to the table.

©NOUSAKU CORP.

©NOUSAKU CORP.