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Cracks and Shrinks by Ryota Akiyama

Project selected among the 10 must-see exhibitions in the Isola design district, for our DWalking guide dedicated to Milan Design Week 2022.

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Ryota Akiyama utilized the “crazing” technique generally used in ceramic and replaced the clay with a contemporary material – styrofoam.

Due to the heat shrinkage characteristic of the material, the crazing phenomenon on water-based pigment coating pre-cut styrofoam is more dramatic than the ones on ceramics.

Cracks and Shrinks by Ryota Akiyama _ milan design week _ isola design district
© Ryota Akiyama
© Ryota Akiyama

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