The “Kumiko” woodwork technique was developed in Japan in the Asuka Era (600-700 AD). Tanihata uses this technique to manufacture Ramma for room dividers and sliding doors. Wood chips are thinly and precisely shaved then carefully assembled chip by chip to construct Kumiko Ramma. Wood goes through a process of selection, grinding, splitting and assembling. Tradition is preserved through the craftsmen’s experience, skill and passion.
Sheer Wall, the ambivalent spatial quality. Jesse Pietilä’s Sheer Wall has been awarded by EFG European Furniture Group. A collaboration work with RUUKKI Ltd. and Prolaser Ltd. Sheer Wall was exhibited at Masters of Arts – festival at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.