A venerable lacquerware maker, nestled at the foothills of Sabae, began producing wood lacquerware in 1701, Sekisaka today primarily designs and produces ‘plastic lacquerware‘ used in schools, airlines, and hospitals, made from resin coated in urethane paints. The company also operates a select store called “ataW” that carries lacquerware, sundries, and apparel.
Sam Hecht & Kim Colin (Industrial Facility)
Founded in London in 2002, Industrial Facility is the design studio of Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. They have produced designs for such companies as Herman Milller, Mattiazzi, Emeco and Muji. Leaders in today’s world of industrial design, they uncover intrinsic solutions by confronting their task with great flexibility and humility.
Born in Tochigi in 1974. After graduating from Kuwasawa
Design Institute, he worked as an in-house designer for a
furniture company. In 2010, he founded [office for creation]
and began working as a freelance designer. Specializing in furniture design, he is also works as a graphic designer
and art director.