Precious Pieces designed and created a vast 6 ft x 15 ft Art Washi Parchment which was laminated with special crystal glass for the back wall of the bar on the other side in an upscale hotel and restaurant located in Miami, Florida. The hand-textured ceiling ornaments are also made by Precious Pieces.
The illumination that comes through the custom made Washi lights up the bottles and turns the bar space into a brilliant display of art.
Precious Pieces furnish and installed one-of-a-kind washi parchment in the “quiet room”public area at a luxury condominium.
The washi pattern created as meditation cloud. The building is designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and situated at the current north end of the High Line, Design Oriented elevated park in West Chelsea, NYC
Hiro Odaira/ Precious Pieces completed interior work for the new store of Japanese traditional confectionery, “Minamoto Kitchoan” in NYC.
The textured Washi wall coverings included 13 back-lit Washi overhead panels, as well as 8 back-lit panels surrounding the seating area.
Precious Pieces’ Art Washi was on display at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF 2013). People sew Washi and learned how they can incorporate this unique and environmentally friendly material into the next project. The large size is an excellent reminder that custom made Washi from Precious Pieces is available in large sheets – up to 30 feet x 100 feet.
The bubble shapes on the screens, which can also be seen as stacked perforations were designed for Mikimoto, the renowned pearl company. These shapes came in a neutral tan color to further exemplify the pearls pure undertone. Screens were suggested to allow limited amounts of light to flourish in certain areas, giving an added serene feel of mystifying droplets of water.
The Iro No Kumo design or rather , “threaded strands mimicking clouds effect”, is featured through multiple types of mediums and colors. Because each art piece is unique and hand crafted, no two works will be exactly the same, although there may be similarities in design. The represented colors are examples of the range of available colors, however, are not limited to the ones shown below.
Megumi, meaning gift, grace, or blessing has an elegant and abstract earthly representation almost to the manner of a halo. Its seemingly haphazard line work is contained within a universally known shape, maintaining a more simplistic yet ornate piece of art. Although, similar to the Iro No Kumo, the Megumi piece formulates itself by the line work without another medium.
The 17th century mythological creatures of Fujin and Raijin are depicted here through its choice of colors and circular composition, as a commemoration to the original painting. The configuration of the circles abstractly emulates the painting, but is a modernized depiction. Similar abstractions can be arranged through color schemes and circle line work density.