25,000 pieces of ceramic form a platform at Maruhiro's flagship
Seki's designs embrace simplicity and minimalism at first glance and his inspiration comes directly from aspects which already exist within the context: such as materials, location, histories; all gathered and represented through the formal design approach.
The ceramics - all manufactured in the Hasami region - did not pass the initial quality control inspection, thus they were deemed unfit for retail. Seki found a new purpose for them, pouring concrete into each and every piece, effectively creating ceramic-coated bricks. After the bricks were completed, they only needed to be stacked on top of each other to form a new volume for the interior.
Serving as the centerpiece for the flagship, the ceramic platform reflects on the centuries of heritage behind traditional Japanese pottery methods, while also invoking notions of sustainability.
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