The SKY BLUE project is a global strategic project of small manufacturers in Japan.
We aim to sell products that make use of excellent Japanese new technology, traditional technology, culture, natural environment, in the world.
The first is furniture with a motif of the folding screen used in Japanese culture “tea ceremony”.Originally the furniture did not change, but we gave the screen the color changing function over time.
We will introduce little by little so that everyone can enjoy the story related to this beautiful folding screen.
Even a little, We are happy that some people sympathize with our project and support us.
SKYBLUE is a folding screen. We call it “Furosaki Byobu” in Japanese. It features the display of beautiful scenes, for example, an image of the sky with clouds passing by. Our motif is based on an item used in the tea ceremony which is an integral part of traditional Japanese culture. While the screen is traditional, we use modern technology to make it: a SKYBLUE GLASS called Electrochromic. This technology enables us to perfectly capture the flows in nature, for example the transition from night to a blue sky filled with the light of the rising sun. SKYBLUE helps relax our mind in the middle of a busy and noisy society.Experience the SKYBLUE world and enjoy a blend of modern & traditional Japan!
What is Byobu?
MATERIAL1.SKY BLUE GLASS The special features and uniqueness of SKYBLUE come from a technology called electrochromic. The color of glass changes smoothly from blue to clear. The physics behind this [...]
MATERIAL2. HINOKI(Japanese cypress) We are using a wood called “Japanese Cypress” as the material for the frames of SKYBLUE. We call it “Hinoki” in Japanese, and it has been used for temples and shri [...]
MATERIAL3.URUSHI(Japanese lacquer) SKYBLUE is coated with Japanese lacquer. It is a natural paint produced by the varnish tree, and it has a long life durability. Some products which were coated with [...]
SKYBLUE COASTER You can spruce up a table just by using a SKYBLUE COASTER on which to place a coffee mug! SIZE (HxWxD): 30mm x 85mm x 85mm WEIGHT: 85g MATERIAL: Japanese cypress, Glass and PLA F [...]
51 SKYBLUE GLASS panels are plased in a checkered pattern, and change color from blue to yellow slowly. You cannot program the pattern and timing of changing color. (The color changes at the same tim [...]
This is our pride! It uses 102 SkyBlue glass panels. You can experience the cosmos. You can program the pattern and timing of changing color. Finishing of SKYBULE Full Spec Version is Urushi. [...]
TIMELINE deveropment April 2017 Fully functional prototype May 2017 Gerber out/PCB Making SMT August 2017 Final Trials September 2017 Quality test December 2017 Product fulfillment / shipping [...]