A Minimal Multi-Purpose Wooden Structure By Fumihiko Sano
- Jessica Jungbauer
Japanese studio Fumihiko Sano designed a multi-purpose wooden structure for Maruwakaya, a company working in the realm of Japanese contemporary culture. Specializing in ‘monozukuri’, a concept that can be translated into ‘the art of making things’, their gallery space houses Sano’s minimalist installation titled ‘En Yu-An’. Instead of single furniture pieces, the long communal table in the center of the room is connected to wooden slats on the ceiling. Not only that, the structure extends from the table to the opposite walls where they can be used as display shelves. Formerly a carpenter, Sano focuses on design and installations inspired by traditional Japanese culture.
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