桐箪笥・Paulownia Chest

7 February 2017 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
桐箪笥・Paulownia Chest

It took me about 4 months to design and handmade this piece, it's made of the famous Kiri-wood (Paulownia) used in traditional Japanese drawers chest. For this piece I replaced the large drawers for a system of stackable inner boxes for shelfs and incorporate paper sliding door taking elements from the traditional Shōji.

Please visit the project's album to know more about the process from prototype to delivery. Field trips welcome !
https://www.facebook.com/MYY.arq/photos/a.1283783148322787.1073741856.465070620194048/1310572665643835/?type=3&theater

They look so cool! I'm glad I got to see them in person before they go to the client. You must be very happy to have finished them! :)

Really cool!

Thanks !
Mark Mcfarlane Yes, very happy ! It was a wonderful opportunity to learn. Being my first custom made furniture, it also make me proud and encourage me to improve. - dreaming of mastering traditional Japanese hand tools.

Very nice Francisco!

Tom Coombs - UX Professional in Tokyo, Japan Tom Coombs UX Professional 10 February 2017

I just looked through the 126 photos. I'm in awe. Incredible.

Thanks Tom Coombs !
I appreciate you took the time. You are welcome if you feel like visiting the workshop.

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Francisco Martínez

I'm an architect in Tokyo, Japan

Enjoying countryside living and handcrafting woodwork. Looking forward to co-workshop, collaborations and new friends at Patio.workshop.

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