Kumiko 組子 I

Kumiko 組子 I

Limited edition by Galerie Maria Wettergren

KUMIKO 組子 - Wall

In the words of Rasmus Fenhann,“The Kumiko shelf is a home for beautiful objects.” Litteraly, the inspiration derives from the traditional Japanese house and the Kumiko technique used to produce the translucent walls and doors. Like a miniature Japanese house, Fenhann’s Kumiko shelf offers separation, transparency and interaction between the objects, which can be placed inside the delicate rooms of the shelf.
However, while the Kumiko technique is traditionally used as a decorative insert into a door or a panel, in Fenhann’s shelves they play an important strucutral role: by creating intricate hidden sliding dovetails, Fenhann obtains joints strong enough to enable a thin, transparent structure. 
The project was supported by the Danish Art Foundation and exhibited at “Rethink”, The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition, Danish Design Centre BLOX, Copenhagen, 2019.

Photos above by Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen

Inspiration

Rasmus Fenhann studied the Kumiko technique with Master craftsman Norio Fukushima in Kanazawa, Japan. Mr. Fukushima is mastering many of the most fascinating woodworking techniques in Japan and working with him inspired Rasmus in many of his later works.

Example of a Kumiko screen from Takenaka woodworking museum in Kobe.

Measurements

Width:

90
cm

Height:

40
cm

Depth:

16
cm

Other

Type:

Shelf

Material:

Solid Oregonpine

Year:

2019
Limited edition by Galerie Maria Wettergren
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