Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, has created a golden brass bench that looks like water ripples. Named “Water Block”, it’s recently exhibitited at the Golden Pavilion Temple – Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, it is inspired by his own original piece, made out of glass. To create the product first the brass was melted in a 1100 degree furnace. Using the same technique used to create traditional Buddha statues, the extremely hot liquid brass was then poured into a sand mold. Once the liquid brass cools and hardens, it’s then removed from the sand mold and handed over to experienced craftsmen to polish it to a shimmering gold. The end result is a golden shimmering bench covered in ripples. More projects on his website!
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