BCXSY is a collaboration between designers Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto, but for their latest project, they involved a certain Mr. Tanaka from Tokyo.
The result is 'Join'; a beautiful amalgamation of Cohen and Yamamoto's exploration of traditional craft, Tategu - the traditional craft of Japanese wood joinery, and the skill of Mr. Tanaka - a master of Tategu.
'Join', which was one of the pieces they exhibited at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi during the Salone del Mobile this year, consists of a series of three space-dividers.
In each piece, two lined frames, representing the humble integrity inherent to the craft, are visually merged to create a moment that deviates from the conventional Tategu aesthetic, and introduces angles and shapes that are not commonly used in the craft.
Because the ‘merged’ element within each piece diverges from the traditional process and the conventional aesthetic, the screens become a natural division in the interior.
Each piece is made from Hinoki (Japanese Cypress), the most luxurious wood used in the craft of Tategu. The three screens in the Join series are available in a limited edition of 8 pieces each and are all handcrafted by Mr. Tanaka in his workshop in Tokyo.
We love the delicacy and geometry of these pieces - how about you?