Tomokazu Furui

Japanese woodworker Tomokazu Furui turns out a variety of wooden objects from his workshop in Kyotamba, Kyoto Prefecture. Working under the studio name 'tsukinowa', he’s trained as a cabinetmaker and produces furniture as well as tableware that he designs and makes all by himself.

His inspiration derives from nature, often letting the wood speak for itself through the different vessels that he produces. Instead of fighting the hard material his tools go with the natural grain, leaving intricate marks where his chisel has carved the surface.

Although his aim is to make accessories and tableware with function in mind, he also appreciates the charm of wood and hopes to convey this in the objects that he produces. Each one is made and signed 'tomo' by hand, so they are truly one of a kind and will certainly enhance your life.

  • Tomokazu Furui makes these wooden vessels by hand at his workshop in Kyotamba, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Instead of fighting the hard material his tools go with the natural grain, leaving intricate marks where his chisel has carved the surface.