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Year / 2017

The name RRR stands for Rice-Reinforced Roll. They are made of rice, sawdust and jute. The legs of the stool look robust and heavy, but they are cylindrical so the stool is actually light.

Especially focusing on the ones rooted in Japanese culture, Kosuke has been revisiting plant-based materials and the techniques of processing them in search for possibilities of making something sturdy without using synthetic plastics.


For this project, he revisits rice paste, which has been often utilised as glue in various Japanese crafts.

During research, he also found that, nowadays, there were tons of rice which ended up not as food in Japan. Most of them seemed to be imported rice which got mould or contained too much agricultural chemicals. This fact was another motivation of experimenting new ways of utilising rice as a material for making things.


This work comprised of 'Plantist's Life' collection together with Piney Pasta, developed for Experimental Creations 2017 exhibition.


Concept, Design, Production: Kosuke Araki

​Material Research and Development: Kosuke Araki, Akira Muraoka

​Photography: Kosuke Araki


The stool was also on display at Leisure Center, a department store in Vancouver, Canada. On the bottom of this page, there are some photos of the store and how the work was displayed in their space. (Image courtesy of Leisure Center)

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