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Inax Hikkaki

Hikkaki is manufactured in a small factory located in Shigaraki. This beautiful valley is located in the Kōka District in Japan and famous for producing pottery where old kiln remains have been discovered that are believed to date back to 1278.
This particular factory started operating in 1874 producing traditional ceramic ware and ceramic pans to spin silk worm cocoons into thread before moving into ceramic tiles. Throughout their history they have won awards and produced a variety of custom tiles which has lead to the development of over 30,000 different glazes.

The scratch surface design of Hikkaki is available in a white glaze. It is suitable for fireplaces, walls in bathrooms or laundries and the individual pieces allow for preferred pattern arrangements.

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Known for architectural ceramics that embody superb manufacturing and leading designs by traditional artisans, INAX was founded with Frank Lloyd Wright after producing the terracotta for the famous Imperial Hotel, Tokyo in 1924.

Architectural ceramics provide a beautiful, maintenance free alternative to paint and render and a sculptural surface with textural character that cannot be achieved using normal composite cladding panels. INAX exterior ceramics create a seamless aesthetic, effectively covering joins in concrete slabs and wrapping crisply around right angles using precisely-crafted mitred corner pieces. Many of the INAX designs can also be used on curved walls.

Established in 1928, INAX has a long history based in Japanese ceramic craftsmanship and expertise, producing high quality products that have been rigorously tested over many years.

Exterior ceramics are renowned not only for their ease of maintenance but also for their ability to extend building longevity, this is evidenced in the large number of timber framed buildings in Japan that have engineered architectural wall cladding, effectively protecting them from moisture deterioration over time. The majority of the architectural ceramics by INAX have been designed and carefully engineered to be installed without grout, ensuring that the building structure is protected from the elements. The elasticity inherent in the ceramic adhesive replaces the job that the grout would traditionally undertake.

The advantage of this is that it avoids the development of potential unsightly grout cracks due to undue building movement. These carefully engineered architectural ceramics effectively protect the structure from rain and other environmental elements while maintaining their original colour, form and unique textural beauty. INAX complies with Environmental Management Systems ISO14001 and INAX ceramics contain a minimum 40% recycled material content.

Use
Bathroom
External
Facade
Wall
Material
Ceramic
Finish
Uneven
Origin

Japan

Sold As

Box

Download the brochure. For stock, lead times and pricing please contact us.

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Hikkaki White OM4862-4

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Hikkaki Ibushi OM4862-36

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Hikkaki White OM4862-4 Detail

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Hikkaki Ibushi OM4862-36 Detail

Dimensions

Product Code Size/piece Thickness Qty/m 2 m 2 /Carton
Hikkaki White OM4862-4 or Ibushi OM4862-36 (based on 4mm joint) 227× 60mm 15mm 67.7 pieces 0.76 sqm

Downloads

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    Welcome to Japan.
    Episode 1 introduces the series and sets the scene, introducing the Artedomus team and exploring their love of Japan and motivation for filming the most recent visit.

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    Artedomus Expert Series: Episode 4 — Inax

    Our experts answer some frequently asked questions about our range of Japanese ceramics; Inax. They explain the qualities that make Inax ceramics so unique and why there is nothing else like it in the market.

    Artedomus Expert Series: Episode 7 — Architectural Ceramics

    Our experts answer some frequently asked questions about our range of Japanese architectural ceramics by Inax. They explain the unique qualities and applications of architectural ceramics.