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From Thursday 18 to Saturday 27 January 2024
Biën; 10 rue Casimir Delavigne Paris 6e

Du Jeudi 18 au samedi 27 Janvier 2024
Biën; 10 rue Casimir Delavigne Paris 6e

Shuji Nakagawa

Nakagawa Mokkougei has two woodwork studios that has been producing oke (wooden tubs) for generations. The first workshop was set up in Kyoto by Mr. Kameichi Nakagawa and it is currently managed by the second-generation Mr. Kiyotsugu Nakagawa while his son, the third-generation Mr. Shuji Nakagawa set up and runs a separate workshop in Hira, Shiga Prefecture. Shuji learned his woodworking skills under the tutelage of his father who in 2001 was designated as a “Living National Treasure” who is a holder of “Important Intangible Cultural Property”.  The 'Kashokubuki' woodcarving technique gives their creations a unique aesthetic, transforming each piece into a functional work of art.

Karimoku Case Study

Emerged from shared design values, Karimoku Case Study is a contemporary lifestyle brand, based in Japan and born out of admiration and love for serene beauty, material richness, and timeless appeal. Spanning over eight decades, this family-driven enterprise is celebrated for its unparalleled expertise in working with premium woods, such as the revered Cherry Birch and Japanese Zelkova Elm. Karimoku's legacy is steeped in the seamless integration of time-honored techniques and contemporary design of furniture. 

Kazuto Yoshikawa

Kazuto Yoshikawa, a wood artist and designer, embodies Japanese woodworking finesse, crafting not only mirrors and spoons but also embodying a harmonious blend of functionality and artistic expression using traditional techniques. Renowned for meticulous craftsmanship and innovation, Yoshikawa's work, often using traditional techniques, reflects a harmonious blend of functionality and artistic expression. A stalwart in the realm of woodworking, Yoshikawa's creations resonate globally, symbolizing the timeless allure of Japanese craftsmanship.


Gato Mikio, a family woodworking house with over a century of history since 1908, is based in Yamanaka, Japan. Specializing in premium timbers like Cherry Birch and Japanese Zelkova Elm, their handmade products showcase traditional techniques, including the unique "Kashokubuki" wood carving. Their items, often carved from a single piece of wood, are not just functional but also artistic. Recognized with the German Design Award in 2012 for their tea caddies, Gato Mikio's offerings reflect a rich legacy of craftsmanship.