Kintsugi: make products unique by repairing with gold glue

by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-12 07:25:28 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Extending life of ceramics, and lots of other materials in a way that makes the original unique and loveable


New kintsugi is a new way of gluing porcelain based on the old kintsugi technique to repair porcelain with leave gold. The story goes that kintsugi may have originated when in the late 15th century the emperor sent his damaged pottery back to China for repairs. When it returned repaired with metal staples, he ordered his craftsmen to come up with something more aesthetic, and kintsugi or gold repair was born. This art became such a hype that some collectors deliberately started smashing valuable pottery so it could be repaired with the gold seams of kintsugi.

With New kintsugi we combine this lovely old technique with new technology. By messy mending you emphasise the marks and scars of a product giving it a new perspective and beauty while offer it longevity.
Feel free to also try the New kintsugi repair kití on almost any other material next to ceramic.

Designer: n.a.
Manufacturer: Humade
Category: extending life


the new kintsugi kit
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the new kintsugi kit
foto by Droog

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