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2020.07.04

【伝統工芸】ナチュラルで手ざわりのよい暮らしの「引き立て役」

伝統工芸

No.029

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ナチュラルで手ざわりのよい暮らしの「引き立て役」

古くから書道文化が盛んで、書道作品を飾る額縁の産地として栄えてきた府中市上下町。『伝統工芸』は、この町で額縁や屏風、茶道具などの製造会社として創業した会社だ。時代の流れに合わせ、2012年から家具メーカーへと形態チェンジ。額縁や屏風という、作品や空間を引き立たせるための道具を長年製造してきたこちらでは、家具も暮らしの「引き立て役」だと考えている。そのため、スツールやサイドテーブルといった足物家具のオリジナルブランド『LISCIO』で追求するのも、むやみに主張せず部屋にすっと馴染むナチュラルなデザイン、それから生活に違和感なく溶け込む手ざわりのよさだ。板の裏面にも表面と同じ加工を施し、イスを引く、テーブルを運ぶ…という何気ない瞬間さえなめらかな手ざわりで癒やしてくれる家具を製造している。

自分で作る体験を通して木工の面白さを知ってほしい

加工において最もこだわっているのが、仕上げの研磨とオイル塗装。一度研磨するごとに職人が手で感触を確かめ、均一でなめらかな手ざわりになるよう何度も磨いていく。そして、まるで生命が吹き込まれたかのように木の表情が変わるオイル塗装は「木工の醍醐味」ともいうべき工程だ。
しかし、仕上げ作業の繊細さは消費者にはなかなか伝わりづらい。そのため、この会社が重きを置いているのが「体験」だ。例えば『ほぼ日』とのコラボで製作した“自分で組み立てる”スピーカーキットでも、研磨とオイル塗装の工程を設けている。「木工の魅力や楽しさを知ってもらうことで、ゆくゆくは新たな顧客づくりやリクルートに繋がればいいなと考えています」と社長の服巻年彦さん。そんな『伝統工芸』は社内外で木工ワークショップを継続して開催し、幅広い世代へものづくりの面白さを伝えることに力を注いでいる。

Natural and pleasant. "Serveing as a foil for living"

Joge town in Fuchu city has been prosperous as a production area of picture frames decorating calligraphy work, since calligraphy has been popular since ancient times.
“Dentoukougei” is a company founded as a manufacturing company for picture frames, folding screen, tea ceremony etc. in this town.
In order to respond to changes of demand, this company changed to furniture manufacturer from 2012.
They manufactured tools such as picture frames and folding screens for many years in past, so they think that furniture is the things which serve as a foil of living.
Therefore, what they pursue with the original brand “LISCIO” is the natural design that fits naturally in the room and feeling of use that is easy to use naturally in life.
The same processing as the surface is also done on the back side of the board, so that you can feel a smooth texture at the moment of moving the chair and carrying the table.

Through experience of making things by themself, they want you to know the fun of woodworking.

What they are most concerned about in processing is finish polishing and oil painting.
Craftsmen will polish and verify the feel with hands and polish again and again until it becomes very smooth texture.
And the oil painting making its appearance of the tree changes as if life was blown in is a process called “climax of woodworking”.
However, the difficulty of finishing work is hard to convey to consumers, so this company places a greater emphasis on experience events.
For example, in the assembly type speaker kit made in collaboration with “Hobonichi”, polishing and oil painting processes are prepared.
“Through events that convey the charm and pleasure of woodworking, we believe that we can create new customers and recruit” said president “Toshihiko HUKUMAKI”.
“Dentoukougei” continues to hold woodworking workshops both inside and outside the company, and is focusing on conveying the fun of creating something for a wide range of generations.

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営業時間:8:30から17:00
定休日:日曜日 ※不定期で土曜日も休業
TEL:0847-62-3377
広島県府中市上下町階見1503

Opening hours: 8: 30 to 17: 00
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1503 Shinami Joge-cho Fuchu-shi Hiroshima Pref

https://www.dentou-kougei.co.jp/