AKIHIRO MORI enjoyed making wooden airplane models in his childhood - carving out the lines of wings and propellers, and he naturally found his passion for crafts since then. He started his career at an electronic company, but this did not stop him pursuing his real passion – he spent his free time on woodworking and learned techniques on his own. He changed his career to work with a furniture manufacturer, and he opened his own furniture studio 5 years later.
Currently, he works on custom made furniture for private customers and architects. His works stand out with smooth curves that give simple and organic impressions – they are actually the result of his delicate techniques with complex design and mathematical analysis.
Cherry Bamboo Rattan Stool The surface of the bamboo is finished with burning effect, giving it a beautiful contrast in color and texture. The seat frame is carefully curved, adding it a great comfort to sit on. This naturally gives slightly widened angles to the legs, enhancing their stability. This project was awarded by Toshiyuki Kita, one of the leading Japanese designers, at the Japan Craft Exhibition.
Flower stool This stool is made of ash and black walnut without any waste and create a beautiful shape. The legs of this stool are cut into four pieces of one square rod halfway, spread, twisted and then inserted into the seat. By doing this there is no waste.
Akihiro Mori is using only a square bar with a thickness of 20 mm.
It is light, durable and elegant. The seating surface is formed by cutting a single plate into four pieces, then joining them with an angle to form a petal shape.
Another characteristic of the stool is that the legs are joined to the seating surface spread outward in order to make a stable shape. These techniques are Mori’s original trademarks.
This work won the Japanese wood design award in 2015.