Architectural Washi Parchment

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Illuminated Laminated Glass Washi Wall for an Upscale Restaurant’s Bar 2

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.

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Illuminated Laminated Glass Washi Wall for an Upscale Restaurant’s Bar

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 in an upscale restaurant located in Miami, Florida.

The illumination that comes through the custom made Washi lights up the bottles and turns the bar space into a brilliant display of art.

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Extra Large Washi Windows for Hibachi Restaurant Dining

Precious Pieces designed and completed a project for a theme-oriented upscale hibachi/ steak restaurant. We created the entire restaurant’s schematic design, from the roof tiles to the signage. Extra large Washi was placed in-between reinforced glass for the window design. The traditional Japanese landscape mural is made with Washi, giving you a glimpse of Japanese culture.

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Extra Large Washi Windows for Hibachi Restaurant Dining (Mount Fiji)

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Meditation with Washi Cloud

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

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Meditation with Washi Cloud

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Meditation with Washi Cloud

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Meditation with Washi Cloud

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Meditation with Washi Cloud

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Meditation with Washi Cloud


Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

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.

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Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

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Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

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Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City


Amano-Gawa (Milky Way) Sliding Doors and Custom Made Products for NYC Condo

Precious Pieces completed new art work for existing shoji screen sliding doors. The traditional wooden grid was carefully removed and custom made over-sized washi mounted on reinforced frosted plexiglass. The triptych design refers to the bright Milky Way in the night sky.

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Minamoto Kitchoan, New York City

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Amano-Gawa (Milky Way) Sliding Doors and Custom Made Products for NYC Condo

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Amano-Gawa (Milky Way) Sliding Doors and Custom Made Products for NYC Condo

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Amano-Gawa (Milky Way) Sliding Doors and Custom Made Products for NYC Condo

 


Amano-Gawa (Milky Way)

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.

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Amano-Gawa (Milky Way)

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Amano-Gawa (Milky Way)

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Amano-Gawa (Milky Way)

 


Mizushibuki (Water Spray) single piece

The room dividers narrate various stories of nature that can be interpreted in several different ways involving the flow of water. The images can be seen as a waterfall empties a body of water, which ends up splashing vigorously at the rocks below. Other stories include rain falling onto land and seeping into the soil. The effect is to bring a more natural-light note into the spaces it’s placed in.

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

 


Mizushibuki (Water Spray) 3pcs

The room dividers narrate various stories of nature that can be interpreted in several different ways involving the flow of water. The images can be seen as a waterfall empties a body of water, which ends up splashing vigorously at the rocks below. Other stories include rain falling onto land and seeping into the soil. The effect is to bring a more natural-light note into the spaces it’s placed in.

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)

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Mizushibuki (Water Spray)


Pearl

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.

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Pearl

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Pearl

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Pearl


Iro no Kumo

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.

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Iro no Kumo

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Iro no Kumo

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Iro no Kumo

 


Breezy Meadow

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Breezy Meadow

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Breezy Meadow

 


Seseragi (river flow)

 

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Seseragi (river flow)

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Seseragi (river flow)

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Seseragi (river flow)

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Seseragi (river flow)

 


Ama no Gawa (Milky Way)

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Ama no Gawa (Milky Way)

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Ama no Gawa (Milky Way)

Ama no Gawa (Milky Way)

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Ama no Gawa (Milky Way)

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Ama no Gawa (Milky Way)

 

 


Rasen-Kumo (Spiral Cloud)

The spiral cloud is a mixture of haphazardly placed lines and circles, making it a combination between the Iro No Kumo and Pearl Washi pieces. However, the pattern in which the circles and lines make can be determined as random, striped, or blocked. Alternative colors are also available upon request.

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Rasen-Kumo (Spiral Cloud)

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Rasen-Kumo (Spiral Cloud)

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Rasen-Kumo (Spiral Cloud)

 

 


Megumi (Blessing)

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.

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Megumi (Blessing)

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Megumi (Blessing)

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Megumi (Blessing)

 


Fujin-Raijin (black)

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.

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Fujin-Raijin (black)

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Fujin-Raijin (black)

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Fujin-Raijin (black)

 


RAMON (Spring Waterfalls)

RAMON / Spring Waterfalls

RAMON / Spring Waterfalls

RAMON / Spring Waterfalls

RAMON / Spring Waterfalls

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RAMON / Spring Waterfalls


Bamboo Grove

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Bamboo Grove

 

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Bamboo Grove

 


Illumination Box

 

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Illumination Box

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Illumination Box

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Illumination Box

 


Nobori-Kumo (Rising Cloud)

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Nobori-Kumo (Rising Cloud)

Nobori is a banner the Japanese mainly used during its feudal period for the battle-
field as an indicator to the number of units. The Noborikumo piece is an abstraction of the shape and orientation of the traditional banners with clouds of striped lines. It makes a strong statement to any simple space just as the warriors did in the past.

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Nobori-Kumo (Rising Cloud)

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Nobori-Kumo (Rising Cloud)