- BLANC BIJOU
- hide k 1896
- art space
Eternally white brand from Paris
Established in Paris, France in 2009. It expresses "eternal white" and "smooth feel," which are the sensitive value of PTFE, the material made from fluorite. It has been developed to art, tableware and fine jewelry. In 2018, the technology and scheme of "PTFE material recycle" was established.
Carbon brand from Japan
Carbon brand originated from a hemp wholesaler founded in 1896. It develops carbon items, including bags and small articles, made from "soft carbon," a new material developed by Hideyuki Kasuga. In addition, it has been collaborating with Leica, LEXUS, and The Okura TOKYO.
Curating art based on material
At the gallery space, world art pieces, such as art collections of the owner Hideyuki Kasuga, produced from the approach of "material" are displayed and sold. In addition, as the symbol art piece, "la terre blanche (the white earth)" made by Hideyuki Kasuga with the theme of "Coexistence of humans and the earth" is displayed at the occasion of opening.
Jacques OWCZAREK (France)
Mariko MORI (Japan)
Rudolf BURDA (Czech Republic)
"PRODUCE & RECYCLE"
Books are put on sale with a focus on "PRODUCE & RECYCLE" written by Hideyuki Kasuga. Books and art books with the theme of SCIENCE to ART are displayed.
Sharing new intellect
In the evening, "academia" is held periodically by Hideyuki Kasuga, as the presider, with the theme of "Science," "Art," "Business" and "SDGs." Various guest speakers are invited to share new intellect based on the actual examples of each industry segment. Under the theme of "SDGs," the actual example of "PTFE material recycle" based on "Establishment of a recycling method for waste PTFE," the doctor thesis published by Hideyuki Kasuga in 2018, is introduced.
science, art, business
Efforts for recycling
Customers are invited to bring any used articles of BLANC BIJOU and hide k 1896. The gallery de kasuga offers a new article at a discount price. The collected articles will be reproduced according to the appropriate recycle law.
hide kasuga group
"hide kasuga group" is a conglomerate with "Creation and reproduction of value" as the group philosophy based on Paris, Tokyo and Nagano. It is formed by "hide kasuga 1896," a think tank, "hide kasuga LABO," a research and development institute and "hk1896 LINKS," a trading company. Putting importance on the two material brands of "BLANC BIJOU PARIS" and "hide k 1896" and "gallery de kasuga," the flagship, the group is promoting a coherent business model from concept making, research and development, material production, product manufacturing to sales.