035 Green Kintsugi

Designed by: Joshua Ng, Twins Kitchen

Design Trust Affiliation: Friend of Design Trust


Kintsugi, also known as Kintsukuroi, refers to the golden repair craftsmanship in Japan - it is the traditional Japanese art of repairing or upcycling broken pottery. In the practice of this ancient technique, broken pieces of pottery are reassembled with lacquer and dusted with gold, resulting in beautifully unique pieces enhanced by its metallic scars. Instead of using gold, Joshua Ng uses green fungus to fill in the cracks of broken pottery. Inspired by the green fungus emerging from the cracks and gaps on hiking trails, the metaphor extends to the idea that nature is the best concoction to fix our broken humanity.

Image Credit: Joshua Ng, Twins Kitchen

Website: Twins Kitchen