We just released our newest feature on Japanese woodworker Toshifumi Momose! At the foot of the mountains in Shizukoa City resides the workshop “Hikimonojo 639”, a renovated tea factory that’s now a woodworking studio full of lathes, turning wheels, and much more. Take a look insid
There’s something so special about Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa’s finishes. With a background in furniture making, Yusuke uses nature as his inspiration, using textures and tones found in the forest and incorporating them into his work. Yusuke now crafts out of his studio named Thin
Today we profile the wonderful RaysTray made from ebony wood by Mori Kougei. Handcrafted in Japan by Hiroyuki Mori, Mori Kougei uses the traditional skill of inlaying thin sheets of wood to create these striking functional objects for the home. The deep, dark colour of the ebony has hints of purple
Japanese woodworker Toshifumi Momose resides in Shizuoka where he runs his project ‘Hikimonojo 639’ from a 150 year old Japanese farm house surrounded by mountains and countryside. After graduating from Shizuoka Design College Toshifumi studied under a popular woodworker in Japan and lat
The reality is that materials all have their own properties that make them unique. Unfortunately a material like metal doesn’t go that well with ceramic, and wood doesn’t mesh that well glass. There are just certain restrictions that forces designers and makers to stick with one material
Woodworker Takeshi Oike has combined his background as an engineer and architect to found Mujina Woodwork in 2016. Here he crafts functional woodworks that are simple but full of character. Oike does not try to hide or mask the marks left by his chisel. Each one is incorporated in to the design, usi
Sculptural meets functional with this series by Finish designer and master cabinetmaker Antrei Hartikainen. No doubt Antrei’s strong interest in design has helped his woodwork come on leaps and bounds. Not only is he able to make functional pieces of furniture, he’s able to put forward h
With hundreds of years of tradition comes hundreds of years of history to uphold. No pressure then. It takes a special maker to not only take a craft by the scruff of the neck, but to run with it and adapt in a contemporary way; to translate the work for a new audience while holding […]
I wanted to highlight this fantastic series titled 'Curv' that consists of a table and chair designed by Swiss-based designer Jörg Boner for German furniture makers Stattmann.
Base 10 is a Los Angeles furniture studio founded by woodworker Joshua Friedman in collaboration with Lindsey Muscato and is influenced by Frideman's experience in Japanese woodworking.
Traditional Japanese carpentry has always been held in high regard and Japanese furniture maker Iinuma Katsuki is carrying this ideal forward with his simple but detailed woodwork.
After garnering some attention with her smaller woodworks Ariele Alasko has since progressed to interior design and has also recently produced sculptures that I decided to highlight here today.