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Hiroshi Sugimoto

               
            
©Hiroshi Sugimoto, photography by Damian Griffiths, courtesy Pace London, 2013
NEWS
Nakagawa Mokkougei – April 2013
 
 
 
 
Dog bed
This sleek dog bed is based on the shape and construction of traditional Japanese wooden containers. Master craftsman Shuji Nakagawa used traditional joinery techniques to craft it, assembling pieces of Japanese umbrella pine into a smooth oval shape without using any nails. Nakagawa’s design forms a wooden shell with room for cushions and blankets to be placed inside.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
The collection
Shuji’s Precious Wood collection is an assortment of sleek vessels based on the shape and construction of traditional Japanese wooden containers. Classic designs, such as ricecontainers, miso canisters and water buckets were developed more than 500 years ago, and have been in continuous use ever since. Older still are the joinery techniques used to craft them, which assemble pieces of wood into smooth round vessels without using a single nail.
 

 
Crafted by Shuji Nakagawa
Direction & Design by Shigeo Mashiro
 
 
 

The showroom will be open daily
During the Salone del Mobile
9-14 April 2013 11:00 -20:00


Sfera s.r.l. via Varese 10,
20121 Milano, Italy
Tel: +39 02 3655 2390
Fax: +39 02 3655 2184
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAPAN HANDMADE
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2013
 
 

 
KI-OKE STOOL
Crafted by Shuji Nakagawa
Design by OeO
 
Japan Handmade is a new joint collaboration of craftspeople from Kyoto that
applies traditional craftsmanship to create new designs for the international market. Japan Handmade has teamed up with Danish Design Studio OeO to bring new revitalised life to their unique heritage products that draw on the time-honoured traditions of Kyoto craftsmanship within ceramics, metal-knitting, teaware and the crafting of wood and bamboo. Rooted in 1,000 years ofartisanal tradition, Japan Handmade offers a compelling universe of storytelling that reaches out to a new and quality conscious global audience with inspired designs for contemporary living.
| www.japan-handmade.com |
 
MOST
The Underground – Air & Water Pavilion
Via Olona 6B
20123 Milan
 
OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 9 April: 10:00 – 21:00
Thursday 11 April – Saturday 13 April: 10:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 10 April and Sunday 14 April: 10:00 – 18:00
 






Wallpaper* Handmade
Furthermore Japan Handmade is excited to be part of Wallpaper* Handmade
2013 in collaboration with OeO and Stellar Works. Wallpaper* Handmade 2013
is on show at Leclecttico, Via San Gregorio 39, 20124 Milan, from 9 to 13 April.

 
 
 

Maison&objet january 2013

We exhibited our works at Maison&objet.We announced theres in two booths.
One of Sfera and Japan Handmade.






Precious Wood.

Newly launched brand “Shuji” by a director Shigeo Mashiro of Sfera released its first series, “Precious wood”. We exhibited this beautiful rounded shape bucket, a fine combination of Kouyamaki (sciadopitys verticillata, Japanese umbrella pine) and Jindai-sugi (lignitised Japanese cedar, buried in the ground for longer than 2000 years) at MAISON&OBJET in January 2012 and 2013. Two trees are very precious as its name suggests. We are developing this series as an art object at the same time.