NEGORO LACQUER SIDE TABLE
Plywood and solid wood base and top. Negoro lacquer finishings. Buddhist monks originally produced Negoro lacquer objects at the Negoro-ji temple during Japan’s medieval period. Negoro-ji was a Zen complex, in Izumi province, just south of Osaka today. Negoro refers to rustic and simple lacquerware coated with a black lacquer and then layered with red lacquer. The red layers of lacquer on Negoro wares are intended to gradually wear away with use, revealing the black lacquer underneath.
Natural aging creates irregular patterns and beautiful color contrasts.
However, workshops produce and create today Negoro style lacquer wares by deliberately polishing the red lacquer until patterns of black become visible.
We craft all our pieces upon order. As a result, we can adapt our models to your requested dimensions and finishings. Vosges furthermore designs and fabricates any model from your own drawings or images. In addition, our team provides shop drawings and samples of finishing for your approval.
Photo: Thomas Hennocque