Material Experiment

Client: Obuse-machi, Nagano

Obuse-matchi, a town in Nagano is famous for the production of chestnut as well as the variety of chestnut foods and sweets. The shell of chestnut has, however, been abandonded for the lack of use and the amount rises up to two tons each year. Inspired by the unique materiaility of chestnut shell, we are conducting experiments to bring abandoned shell into new material for products and interior.
POETIC CURIOSITY was invited to exhibit the material prototypes at Dine-Art Obuse 2021 (February 2021) produced by Bear Luxe Japan in collaboration with Obusemachi Innovation Hub & Palace Hotel Tokyo.