Architect / ArtistFumihiko Sano
Born on 1981 in Nara Prefecture. Sano began his career as an apprentice as a Sukiya carpenter at Nakamura Souji Komuten in Kyoto. After working at a design office, he created an independent studio in 2011.
Utilizing the construction methods, materials, and sense of space gained from the onsite experience, Sano utilizes the Japanese culture of today as a basis for concepts and designs.
In 2016, he visited 16 countries around the world and carried out a project to create a tea room as a place of hospitality in each location.
Aiming to create new value for the culture of various regions, he continues to carry out cross-disciplinary works in architecture, interior design, product design, and artwork.
EDIDA 2014 ELLE DECO Young Japanese Design Talent, IF DESIGN AWARD 2020 Award, 2016 Japan Cultural Envoy, Dezeen Awards shortlists, FRAME AWARD nominate, IDEA-TOPs nominate, etc.