Buna Stool, Urushi Stool, Hinoki Vase
Ando Shoten has cultivated a high level of craftsmanship and expertise in the production of paper lanterns (chochin and bonbori) since its establishment in 1921, contributing to the development of Nagoya Sekku doll throughout its rich history.
“Buna Stool” is made by a woodmaster who carves out of solid wood the shape of the object using a wood-turning lathe. For “Urushi Stool” a lacquer (urushi) artisan applies several layers of lacquer, which is then polished to a mirror finish. They have a quiet presence with high functionality and creates a gentle and warm atmosphere in our daily life.
Strips of hinoki (Japanese cypress) have been bent by skilled woodmaker employing traditional Heat Bending Wood Technique to create a spherical wooden frame for “Hinoki Vase”. We have made the frames as thin as possible. Delicate lines of hinoki with dry flower arrangement brings a nature-infused appearance to any contemporary interior.