Four Color Palace


Hiroshi IwaharaHiroshi Iwahara
(box body)
(storage part)
Material maple, karin, wendge, keyaki (zelkova), magnolia, cottonvelvet
An action of the development of “House Collection” Series started. Themotifs are houses and buildings. The aim is new style Karakuri box that issuitable to display or to put treasure inside. Basically, the Karakuridevice is hidden in the design. This is a suggestion about new direction ofKarakuri products. And, these items image “TAKUMI-KAN” that is a shop ofwooden items in Odawara.

This is the fifth item of House Collection. You can choose one color amongfour colors about the color of the windows. You need to solve this box tochange the color. The cause of the imagination was House-shaped candlelight.A light leaks out from the window of the candlelight. It is very fantastic.How can I reappear the atmosphere as a wooden Karakuri Box, without usingthe light? The designing of this item was not easy. But, it was veryexciting time.

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