Mr Hagiwara is inspired by the Shaker design philosophy, “to be necessary and useful”. He has channelled this in to his own woodwork and now we’re stocking a selection of his work.
Situated in the beautiful landscape of Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture, here Akihiko Sugita crafts his fine wooden objects by hand which are then hand finished with lacquer.
This grouping named ‘Kashiwan’, which means oak bowl in Japanese, is a fantastic series by Kihachi Workshop. They’re hand turned at their workshop in the Yamanaka region.
We had some beautiful sunshine this week, so it seemed about time I updated some of the photographs of the objects made by husband and wife team Fujii Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
A new addition to the feature section is a piece on Japanese woodworker and craftsman Hiroyuki Sugawara, who creates out of his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Although in some cases Shinobu Hashimoto’s work is very understated, using black slips with gold tones shining through, he also makes pieces that are bold and striking.