Asanoha Kumiko Credenza
Black Cherry, White Oak, Hinoki & Washi
L68" x W18" x H29" / L1727mm x W457mm x H737mm
This credenza with sliding doors draws inspiration from traditional shoji screens and incorporates several elements onto it. One of them is the delicate work of kumiko(lattice work). This decorative work requires a huge amount of patience and effort.
Custom jigs had to be made in order to fabricate 192 pieces accurately to form the Asanoha motif. The Washi is another element to serve as the backing for the doors. The lighter colour helps to add contrast and depth to the Kumiko.
Meant to be more than a functional piece as a credenza with storage space, this piece was commissioned to display fine craftsmanship in the client’s home.