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October 4, 2021

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Introducing New Pattern to the Minamo panel®

A more pronounced ripple effect developed in response to customer demand

KIKUKAWA, a bespoke metal architect for interiors and exteriors, added a new pattern to its Minamo panel® range on September 21, 2021. Minamo panels® are mirror-polished stainless steel panels embossed with beautiful rippling patterns, hence the name Minamo, meaning “Water Ripple”.  

KIKUKAWA launched the Minamo panel® range in April 2021 with a line-up of three standard patterns. The range prompted huge interest among customers, thanks to the unique way in which the delicate ripple patterns spread and shimmer across the panels. A number of customers inquired whether the ripple pattern could be made more pronounced, in response to which we have added a new pattern to our standard line-up: P-1 “Seseragi” (meaning “babbling stream”), with more pronounced rippling than our existing patterns.

We are confident that this four-strong line-up will help designers to visualise and make the best choices for their projects. We also expect to see a broadening in the range of designs and projects which feature these beautiful Minamo panels®.

▲P-1 “Seseragi” patterned Minamo panels
Images taken indoors in natural light
▲P-1 “Seseragi” patterned Minamo panels
Images taken indoors in natural light

■ Key Features of Silky Blast Gradation

●Material name: Minamo panels® *Registered trademark
●New pattern name: P-1 “Seseragi” (“babbling stream”)
●Material type: SUS304, up to 1.0mm thickness
●Finish: Mirror polished finish (other finishes possible, e.g. HL)
●Panel dimensions: max. W1500㎜x H3000㎜ (larger panels negotiable)

➢Panels can be custom-made, with the size, spacing, and depth of the ripple pattern tailored to requirements
➢In addition to standard size panels, Minamo panels can be adapted for diverse installations and shapes

▲Comparison with existing standard Minamo panel patterns
(Images taken outdoors with panels reflecting the sky)
From left to right: R-1 “Odayaka”, R-2 “Yuragi”, R-3”Sazanami”, P-1 “Seseragi”
▲Comparison with existing standard Minamo panel patterns
(Images taken outdoors with panels reflecting the sky)
From left to right: R-1 “Odayaka”, R-2 “Yuragi”, R-3”Sazanami”, P-1 “Seseragi

Click here to download the brochure ( R-1 “Odayaka”, R-2 “Yuragi”, R-3”Sazanami )

Project Gallery: Click here to see AIGIA Studio (Water Ripple Panel)