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Urushi is not Alone, Max Lamb

Urushi is not Alone, Max Lamb


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The oldest urushi object is about 9,000 years old and was found in Hokkaido, Japan. Fast forward to the 21st Century and you will find Max Lamb travellinh, on numerous occasions since 2013, to Waijima in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan to work with the craft of urushi lacquer. Max Lamb is a designer with a mission: give him an existing tool, or an existing material, or indeed both, and he will single-handedly transform it into something you will find immediately familiar but which you have never seen before. 

London based Dent De Leone is a not for profit publishing hut operating since 2007 as an extension of design studio, Åbäke. Dent De Leone sees itself as being curious and any editorial line to be suspicious. This small publishing hut produces mostly books but also objects and immaterial publications based on conversations. Dent De Leone is formed by Martino Gamper, Gemma Holt, Kajsa Ståhl & Maki Suzuki.

Published: Dent De Leone 

First Edition: 700 copies

Book size: 210 x 148 mm

Cover: Hardback, canvas cover