Objects of Design #2: Kintsugi DIY Repair Kit

no more broken plates with this gold glue
no more broken plates with this gold glue

Every now and then the design shopper (that being me) comes across something so clever it’s surprising that no-one thought of it before. And that, my friends, is this; gold glue.

Kintsugi translates as “golden joinery” and this nifty little repair kit comes from the Netherlands (home of ceramic delftware) and means that if (or is that when) you drop that beloved plate or mug you can not only mend it but you can even enhance it with this gold filler.

kintsugi: gold joinery glue for broken plates

After using you must wait 48 hours for the adhesive to set and your piece is ready to use again, more gorgeous than ever. The glue is non-toxic, so it’s safe to eat or drink from although in order to  retain the gold colour it’s probably best to steer clear of the dishwasher.

It’s made by sisters Gieke and Lotte and Mora Approved is the only British retailer so get yours in now. Read about their inspiration here 

To find out what happened after I blogged about this click here 

Mora Approved £24





Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.