2016

Make Our Life More Beautiful by Inheriting Lacquerware Craftsmanship

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The beauty of use by Zhuwu Lacquerware

Zhu Wu Qiqi
Zhuwu Lacquerware is a workshop specializing in the design and production of lacquerware that is committed to inheriting the aesthetics of life with lacquerware created based on the ingenious integration of the craftsmanship of Chinese lacquer with forms of traditional Four Treasures in the Study, teaware, and incense burners, the transcendence of limitations on forms and shapes of traditional lacquerware, and the study on the traditional Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware handicraft.

Authenticity. The artisan took six months to finish this traditional tea case based on the application of Chinese lacquer and the bo luo lacquer, or pineapple lacquer literally, a mixture of raw lacquer, turquoise, cinnabar, coral, ect.

Fine Dust (Long Slim Lacquer Box). This box was crafted based on the application of the traditional Chinese bo luo lacquer, or pineapple lacquer literally, a mixture of raw lacquer, turquoise, cinnabar, coral, ect. The abstract patterns as a result of changes of texture on its surface create a sense of elusiveness.

Elegant Music (Paperweight). As a part of the traditional Chinese Four Treasures of the Study (文房四宝), this paperweight takes on a new look different from traditional ones by the artisan’s inlaying copper in wood to increase its weight and applying the traditional Chinese bo luo lacquer, or pineapple lacquer literally, a mixture of raw lacquer, turquoise, cinnabar, coral, ect.

Weathered (Polygon Lacquer Box). With a well-designed shape, this lacquer box was crafted by use of complicated techniques including applying the traditional Chinese bo luo lacquer, or pineapple lacquer literally, a mixture of raw lacquer, turquoise, cinnabar, coral, ect.

Refreshing Beauty (Three-story Box). With rich and lustrous colors, this traditional food box was crafted based on the application of the traditional Chinese bo luo lacquer, or pineapple lacquer literally, a mixture of raw lacquer, turquoise, cinnabar, coral, ect.

One reassuring thing on the several young staff of Zhuwu Lacquerware is their optimism, confidence and aspiration that the young people should have, as opposed to hesitation or inactivity facing a declining industry. The restless life of people nowadays has deprived them of many interest and pleasures that should have made our life more beautiful, leaving them in memory of the delight brought by beautiful things in the past. A more beautiful life is not far away from us as a matter of fact.

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