ARITA 400project was launched in 2016 to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of Arita porcelain and to further propel Arita porcelain into the international limelight. Kashiwa Sato collaborated, as a guest creator, with several porcelain producers in Arita. The concept of Kashiwa’s work was “DISSIMILAR”, where he used the ‘splash paint’ technique to express a fusion of extremely different or opposite images, namely “design by logic”, based on elaborate design, and “design by accident”, based on chance. These works were first exhibited at the Maison & Objet fair in Paris in January 2016.
Invited to lend his unique approach to design for ARITA 400project, Kashiwa honored Arita’s iconic image with an inventive twist on art, design, and method. His creative prowess and the application of his approach across each product have opened the doors for others to embrace a whole new world of Arita porcelain.Material: porcelain