Urushi cutlery and tools
BASF Creation Center / 2022


A project to upcycle waste materials from BASF’s factories that are used for performance testing of materials.
We focused on the fact that the waste materials were engineering plastics, which are high-perfomance
and durable resins used for machine parts and tools, and upcycled them into cutlery and tools for daily use.
The use of Urushi lacquer, a traditional Japanese craft, has increased not only the durability but also the feel
and texture, making these usable for a long time.

Photo : Shinsui Ohara

Project website : BASF Re-Crafting Plastics