For the renovation of Maruhiro ceramics flagship store in Hasami, Tokyo designer Yusuke Seki used 25,000 pieces of locally sourced imperfect tableware and poured concrete to create an elevated display platform. Each of these pieces called “Shinikiji” in Japanese, were found to be flawed after the initial bisque-firing by their respective local production facilities. As part of the design process, Seki repurposed plates, cups, saucers and bowls, using them to make bricks, and transforming them to a new architectural material for this occasion.
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