YAKI TILES FROM GALLERY 4

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Yak­isugi or shou sugi ban is the an­cient tech­nique of car­bon­is­ing wood planks to make them wa­ter­proof and fire­proof. The process fas­ci­nated Ital­ian com­pany 41zero42, who were struck by the abil­ity of Ja­panese mas­ter crafts­men to turn a sim­ple ma­te­rial into some­thing of such value. The tech­nique has been rein­ter­preted in four colours and two tile sur­faces – an opaque and a resin – on a for­mat of 15 x 120cm and 15 x 30cm. Made in Italy and dis­trib­uted by Gallery 4. Visit 4-8 Ace Pl, Kings­land, Auck­land or 86 Wi­gram Rd, Christchurch, www.gallery4.co.nz

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