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Story Courtesy of Designboom
shuji nakagawa is the third master of nakagawa woodcrafts, following in the footsteps of his father kiyotsugu nakagawa
who was a designated living national treasure of japan, known for his woodcrafting techniques.
taking his expertise in working with wood, shuji nakagawa has started a new brand called ‘shuji’ along with a workshop -
nakagawa woodcrafts hira studio. though nakagawa’s practice is embedded in using age old approaches of working
with the natural material, he combines this with his background in modern art, looking for a creative means which breaks away
from current borders and trends through his work. he has produced a new collection entitled ‘shuji’ for the milan-based company sfera.
each of the vessels bring forth nakagawa’s pursuits, presenting a contemporary twist on the traditional wooden containers
forming each one by hand, cutting and planing the wooden pieces individually and then carefully piecing them together
into a finished object.