There is some incredible work with Jesmonite being made in Japan at the moment!
The Jesmonite Japan Instagram account always piques our attention, and in recent months it has been no different.
The entrance hall at Hatsushiba Ritsumeikan Junior High School in Osaka has been renovated with the concept ‘versaTILE’.
Colourful Jesmonite terrazzo table tops have given versatility and energy to the space with tile motifs – and part of the colour chips used for the terrazzo effect were made by students and teachers of that school!
Hiroko, from the distributor Jesmonite Japan, said: “It was a really great project not only in terms of the results, but also in terms of the process.
“The students and teachers participated and made Jesmonite colour chips for the table tops.
“The architect, nLDK architects, came up with the idea of embedding the student’s memorabilia in the table, and the theme was rainbow, as there are rainbows used in the junior high school buildings.
“They decided to use the four basic colours red, yellow, green, and purple. We held a workshop in the art room of the school with about 20 participants and they made coloured flakes.
“The final product sees each square tabletop use about 15kg of AC100 and each rectangular one use about 45kg of AC100 – and 20% of the total is the coloured flakes the students themselves made.
“It was fantastic and I have been told that the students have been using the space freely since the construction was completed.”