Urushi x a new beauty space of architecture
Create materials that you want to spend time with

Space lacquer artist Takeki Ariga
Space lacquer artist Takeki Ariga

Space lacquer artist Takeki Ariga

¥10,000,000 (Tax included, shipping fee not included)

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  • Space using lacquering Residential construction made by lacquering
  • Non-combustible material x lacquer "patented technology" new material
  • Enjoy the aging beautification of color and luster


Each material that forms a house creates a space and a living.

I want the house where I spend most of my life to be a comfortable space made of materials that I want to spend time with.

Make, not choose the material.

Architecture begins with the selection of materials, but instead of selecting the materials, we make them. We want to create new things by ourselves, enjoy and create them together with the people who live there.

That's what Heisei Construction's space lacquer artist, Takeki Ariga, says, using lacquer, which has a strong image of traditional crafts such as lacquer ware, to create a new expression of "spatial lacquering" in the house. Tsuki) -san.

Lacquer is a sap from the lacquer tree, and once it hardens, it is hardened. Water resistance, heat resistance, antibacterial properties It is a natural material paint that is excellent in such things. 9000 Due to its beauty and safety, lacquer, which has been applied to buildings and vessels for many years, has changed its shape according to the times and places, and has become closer to people's lives.

However, with the evolution of synthetic chemical paints, the chances of experiencing the beautiful texture of lacquer have decreased.

New possibilities of "architecture x lacquer" challenged by a former lacquer artist

A lacquer artist in the city of Nagano, famous for Kiso lacquerware 3 Mr. Ariga, who grew up as a generation, says, "I felt the possibility of lacquer that I hadn't seen yet when I encountered architecture."

At that time, when he was active as a lacquer artist in his hometown, he had no idea what to do other than the lacquer artist. It is said that Mr. Ariga's encounter with architecture was a job of painting a new house under construction, which he participated in at the invitation of a friend. The last day of working in Shizuoka prefecture for a week.

"Why don't you try lacquer at home?"

It is said that it was Akimoto representative of Heisei Construction who was the landlord of the new house. Mr. Ariga said that he refused at first due to an unexpected invitation.

What can I do in the field of architecture, which is different from the lacquer artist who has left the hometown for generations?

First of all, I didn't know anything about what kind of company, so after returning to my hometown, I did a lot of research.

The corporate culture of training craftsmen and taking on new challenges may open up new possibilities for lacquer in architecture. I thought I could try it here.

It is said that his family and the people around him also felt the feelings of Mr. Ariga and supported the challenge in the new frontier.

Patented lacquer space

But, of course, the knowledge of architecture that it was equal to zero.

Heisei Construction is unusual in the industry "In-house production of construction process" Work on, Training craftsmen from scratch doing. Ariga also as a carpenter 2 By accumulating on-site experience for years, we will acquire knowledge and experience from scratch to architecture.

In parallel with his work at the site, he said that he was preparing for spatial expression using lacquer, such as creating a new material sample by crossing noncombustible materials and lacquer.

In the first place, the compatibility of lacquer and wood has been known for a long time, including historical buildings such as Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, and Nikko Toshogu Shrine. But used in modern architecture The combination of non-combustible material and lacquer , Expanding the possibilities in architecture, cannot be imitated anywhere else Heisei Construction "Patented technology" Will be.

The beautiful warmth of lacquer is added to the non-combustible material with an inorganic impression, creating a new living space that combines functionality and elegance.

Keikal board x lacquer

Concrete x lacquer

Stucco art that changes its expression every time you look at it

I can't forget the sight of the plastered walls squeezing my cheeks.

Now, Mr. Ariga receives various requests for lacquer space from customers. One of the most striking things was the plaster on the front door, which was constructed locally in response to the request "I want you to do something you have never seen before."

The family who wanted to decorate the entrance of the new house realized that "I want to make the wall itself a picture anyway", and it is a golden art that changes its expression every time it is seen.

He said that he was so pleased with the texture of the uneven plaster that he felt warmth by showing various expressions depending on the viewing angle and the way the light hits during the day.

Since lacquer has a long history, I think there are some aspects that should be protected and some aspects that should be partially destroyed according to the times. By doing so, I want you to love lacquer for a long time.

Then, the wife of the client who is doing interior-related work pushed her back, saying, "There is no such technology in the world," and it is the world's largest furniture trade fair held in Milan, Italy. It is said that it has been decided to exhibit at "Milan Salone".

Unfortunately, it was canceled last year due to the influence of the coronavirus, but it may not be long before Mr. Ariga's lacquer technology affects the living space of the world.

A space where you want to share time

Over time More beautiful color and luster "Aged beautification" Urushi is said to be.
Ten Year, 20 What kind of expression will you be watching over your family in the next year?

Why don't you spend an important time with the lovely space created by Mr. Ariga that you will want to touch again and again.