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The art of imperfection

Originated from Japan since the 15th century, Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as kintsukuroi ("golden repair") is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.

"As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise."

This traditional Japanese art form travels through centuries to nowadays and has been applied to a lot of modern designs. Inspired by the art of repair, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, one of the most esteemed Italian art designers of his generation, collaborates with Seletti to create the Kintsugi tableware collection that fuses traditional Japanese legacy and Italian design. The delicate porcelain is glorified and enriched with 24k real gold fragments for a tableware collection made of charming and unexpected compositions.

Seletti | Kintsugi dessert plate

Seletti | Kintsugi dinner plate

Seletti | Kintsugi glass

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