The factory is situated in Saitama-shi, Saitama prefecture.
Trying out the spear plane, an ancient carpenter tool.
Driving a wedge into cypress.
Not cutting, but [splitting].
The splitting technique reveals the beautiful grains.
The sound of the polishing echoing through the workshop.
Hinoki Kougei Founded in 1977 by Chuzo Tozawa. The company’s extensive work includes the production of custom-made furniture for public institutions, high-end hotels, and Japanese-style inns as well as interior work for trains. The wide range of works Hinoki Kougei has completed is testimony to their skills and high standards, and the company has earned immense trust from architects and designers domestically and internationally. Hinoki Kougei caters extensively to the difficult needs of customers by having a wide variety of precious wood always in stock, the forms of which range from logs to sliced veneers.
Born in 1974 and based in London. Peter Marigold approaches materials from many different angles and brings focus to the unique characteristics of the materials while preserving what comes out naturally from them. He is known for his skills in materializing the essence of materials into sculpture-like furniture and furnishings.
Research & Development: Tomoya Tabuchi
Born in Tochigi in 1974. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design Institute, he worked as an in-house designer for a furniture company. In 2010, he founded [office for creation] and began working as a freelance designer. Specializing in furniture design, he is also works as a graphic designer and art director.