Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, has created a golden brass bench that looks like water ripples.
Recently exhibited at the Golden Pavilion Temple – Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, and named the ‘Water Block’, it’s a new version of his original piece, that was made of glass. In the glass version, the water-ripple shape was formed when the glass solidified and the beautiful ripples of water surface became apparent.
This is his original design.
Now, Tokujin Yoshioa has created a version out of brass…
Here’s a glimpse of the bench was made. First the brass was melted in a 1100 degree furnace.
Using the same technique used to create traditional Buddha statues, the extremely hot liquid brass was then poured into a sand mold.
Once the liquid brass cools and hardens, it’s then removed from the sand mold and handed over to experienced craftsmen to polish it to a shimmering gold.
Here’s a look at the polished seat part of the bench.
And the end result, a golden shimmering bench covered in ripples.