Do you have something needs to be fixed?
Something that is broken and unable to function. But it is too memorable and meaningful to be thrown away.
We visualized the process of “fixing” and convey the beauty of "marks"
through repaired lines, pattern, and seams.
Perhaps, you accidentally broke the birthday mug your friend gave you ten years ago.
Perhaps, you accidentally broke a special souvenir that was brought back from abroad.
Perhaps, you had carelessly broken the carafe that was given to you by your parents when you went to study abroad.
Perhaps, you broke the anniversary gift out of rage during an argument with your significant other.
Perhaps, you discovered a crack on the small cartoon bowl that you have been using since you were born.
With a heavy heart, you either throw them away or put them somewhere out of sight.
If "broken pieces" can be fixed, can "relationship” and “memory" continue to exist?
“hand_made” presents the beauty of broken traces.
We are a brand that emphasizes the value of handmade craft by recreating chinaware.
“hand_made” recycle broken porcelains from clients and estimate the conditions of the them. Depending on the damage level of each object and the needs of the clients, we give the broken chinawares a makeover and turn them into new products. The broken porcelains would be given new shapes and functions. With a whole new appearance, they return to our customers’ lives.
Emphasizing the effect of patching, “hand_made” develops different ways and techniques to create unique surface lines.
Although these broken porcelains cannot remain the original style and function, it can continue to exist in a new look.
After the repair, the tableware dishes are still beautiful, although they are incomplete and have traces of breaking.
We are inspired by the frequency and the applications of porcelain in our lives to express the beauty of trace, and besides chinaware is usually threw out directly rather than be recycled again. Chinaware is a normal and mass- manufactured product. It is not easy to throw out of this if it is meaningful for someone, even though it is cheap and ordinary.
By experimenting kintsukuroi and Jū cí with different materials, we are looking for an innovative way to practice these techniques we have learned. Combining the works with different materials such as cement and leather can not only make up the missing pieces, but also add unique functions to the porcelain, such as jewelry frames, tape stations, potted plants, clocks, etc.
“Kintsukuroi” means using gold to fix stuff. This kind of traditional technique was originated from China. It later combined with traditional Japanese lacquer and prevailed in Japan. Using by a scatter of gold foil to stick on the broken stuff to fulfill its fragment. “Jū cí” is to fix broken porcelain with a dowel and restore it to its original state. Through the ingenuity of the repairer, another beautiful appearance of the object can be created. Thanks to Jū cí, broken chinaware can be fixed and used again. The repaired chinaware can even reach the artistic realm that the original one does not have.
Through innovative repair techniques, these broken items that were originally discarded have been transformed into new decorations on the desk. We combine the porcelain and the story behind people to create new experiences. With the use of different materials, it not only expands the application of traditional techniques, but also reveals more beautiful traces through the contrast of the surface texture.