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Yukihiro Kaneuchi Creates Elegant Vases Using Sand From the Beach

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 3, 2012 @ 8:53 am In Art,Green Home decor,Green Materials | No Comments

Yukihiro Kaneuchi, Sand Vases, renewable cork, beach sand, Bou-Taoshi, japanese design, Art, Green Materials, Green Home decor

Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi [1]recently unveiled a series of sculptural vases made from local sand. Dubbed Sand Vases, the four flower-container designs consist of a mix of crystals, renewable cork and sand from a nearby beach, all bound using waterproof resin. Elegantly shaped, they are the result of an exploration into typologies combined with Japanese games and architectural traditions. [2]

Yukihiro Kaneuchi, Sand Vases, renewable cork, beach sand, Bou-Taoshi, japanese design, Art, Green Materials, Green Home decor

Kaneuchi’s sculptural vases were inspired by Bou-Taoshi, [3] a kids’ game consisting of finding tree branches hidden within the sand [4] dunes. But the game itself is said to be inspired by a Japanese tradition of making conic sand dunes next to some temples, representing divinity and the mountains. Beautiful, elegant and sculptural, Kaneuchi’s Sand Vases are a celebration of Japanese traditions and long-lasting design.

+ Yukihiro Kaneuchi [1]

Via Experimenta [5]


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[1] Yukihiro Kaneuchi : http://yukihirokaneuchi.com/

[2] architectural traditions.: http://inhabitat.com/bytr-architects-burnt-the-wood-of-this-beautiful-extension-to-keep-bugs-and-fungi-at-bay/

[3] Bou-Taoshi,: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo-Taoshi

[4] sand: http://inhabitat.com/israeli-designer-talia-mukmel-makes-funky-objects-from-earth-flour-sand-and-string/

[5] Via Experimenta: http://www.experimenta.es/noticias/industrial/sand-vases-jarron-arena-Yukihiro-Kaneuchi-3501

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