Xallet Representative / Artist
Jewelry / Leather Artist
Born in 1984
Vintage Leather Collector
Masayoshi studied at the Whitireia community polytechnic in Wellington, New Zealand where he gained a certificate in Visual Art and a diploma in Jewellery Design.
After returning to Japan he attended the Itami College of Jewellery and in 2013 he started working at Gallery Kureha in Osaka alongside a number of other artists. Masayoshi received an award in the 2014 Japan Leather Awards for a leather jacket he designed, the hardware of witch he sculpted.
He has been collaborating with many artists/brands like of Robert Warner, ‘legendary leather designer for rock stars since 1969′,Monochrome Leather Glove, Madoromi Shoes (another 2014 Japan Leather Award winner), Jack Bag Leather, Long Valley River, and Talking about the abstraction and more.
Born in Tokyo in 1975
Hiroki started making Jewelry in year 2000, from the fact that he had already mastered his casting and wax modeling techniques through his family business.
The Jewelry that he created, the slogan of which was "Sculpture Jewelry" started building up good reputations.
Hiroki started making jewelry from combinations of precious metal and wood by using a unique inlay technique of various materials that he invented.
Since then, he has been researching the materials and techniques, as he believes that designing and manufacturing method are inseparable.
For wood jewelry making, he reinvented the amber varnish lacquer, the technology of which was long lost.
Developing natural varnish that is more durable than synthetic materials.
Researching the bonding techniques using baked Japanese lacquer and other natural resins.
Studying Techniques such as patination, plating and coloration on metals, through restoring Decorations on Japanese Swords in Edo period.
Solved the mystery of an ancient traditional copper alloy patination of Hidou
Invented thinck plating method using metal leaf and electrical devise, as an alternative to amalgam.
Joined Xallet in product development from the 2015 onward.