Featuring a distinctive joint of two colored parts, this unique pendant is created by a factory which boasts its excellent resin processing skills.
We replicated a tsugite joint—a traditional Japanese carpentry technique which interlocks wooden pieces without nails or screws—in an everyday accessory out of curved plastic. The clear part interlocks securely with the colored part at the joint, but it can be removed easily just by sliding it out. The manufacturer is making parts in other materials too, such as wood and aluminum, and joints in various shapes.
It’s very difficult to process resin with high dimensional accuracy. Through use of machining tools, we shaped individual resin parts to link them together. By sliding them onto each other at the interlocking joint, they become a uniform piece.