Original, and thereby often very old craft techniques, take time to understand and ”read” before being able to bring them into new design contexts. The Japanese wood shaping process called ”Kanna” is a method using only planers to shape a product into a piece of furniture or handicraft. With this unique and highly demanding craft, Yoshino cedarwood is gently and one fine layer after another given its form – without using advanced machinery or sandpaper – just hand and planer leaving the surface with gentle traces of every little movement made by the hand. TRACE is the meet between a simple functional object, design and Kanna. Mokkou Mori is a small wood workshop located near some of the oldest Cedar wood forest plantations in Yoshino, Nara. Since 2014, Mokkou Mori has worked to preserve their craft while creating new and modern furniture and educating other craftsmen to master the technique.
Large: L: 54 cm W: 28 cm H: 4,0 cm
Small: L: 42 cm W: 21 cm H: 4,0 cm
Made by order, no return. Natural variations in wood and colors will occur.
Made from Yoahino Cedar wood • Food safe coated surface • Handwash using water and mild soap only – no soaking and no scratching tools • Design by Lars Vejen for Mokkou Mori • Made in Japan