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Biiru
2017
Client:
Mujun
In Collaboration with:
Commissioned by:
Maker Kamer
Place:
Kyoto, Japan

Biiru bottle opener is the result of a fusion between the skillful craftsmen of Nakajima Zogan and conceptual designers of Amsterdam based BCXSY.

Inlaying is one of the oldest crafts in Japan with a tradition of more than 1200 years, and since ancient times it has been used on swords (on the tsuba, the guard of a sword) and religious utensils in many countries around the world.
Golden and silver patterns are molded, inlayed on an iron base and baked with lacquer. Every single step is completed with extreme care by the craftsmen. This collaboration project is a result of a pop-up lab project between Kyoto and Amsterdam called Maker Kamer. In 2017 Maker Kamer relaunched as the new brand MUJUN.

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