Tomokazu Furui is quite the woodworker, we recently highlighted his zabon table in a previous post and we just received a new selection of works by this talented craftsman earlier in the week.
Known by his nickname ‘tomo’, seen signed on the bottom of every piece that he makes, Furui crafts with real precision and skill. I’m particularly in awe of the chisel marks scatted around all his pieces, for me these marks and ripples on the surface of the wood add real character. His edged walnut plate and cherry ripple plate are two that are especially prominent in this regard, alongside his cherry bowl from our previous line-up.
My goal when choosing a few new items from Tomokazu was to incorporate some of his larger works such as plates and boxes, as we haven’t really explored this part of his collection before. One of the newer ones that combines a mixture of rough and smooth surfaces is the walnut buttercase. The buttercase itself is jointed nicely and comes with a carved butter knife in a slightly more rustic style. This really sums up his work nicely and shows the original style that he brings to the table (quite literally!). I hope you enjoy these and will have a quick browse in the shop.