KAGA Tomohiro

Wood work Studio Isa
Nishiogura 55-2, Yoro-cho, Yoro-gun, Gifu pref.

TEL:+81 584-32-9755

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Personal History

1974 Graduated from visual design dept. at Nagoya University of Arts
  Joined design department of a cosmetic company
1988 Left the company. Learned wood work at a technical academy.
1989 Established " Wood work Studio Isa"
1994 Exhibition, "Mokkouten" at Gallery Anri in Nagoya
1995 Exhibited at "100 Chair Exhibition", co-sponsored by World interior Design Conference, at Meitetsu Department store
2000 Exhibition at Gallery Kouno in Yokkaichi
2004 Exhibiton,"Live with wood" at Gallery Kgaribi in Ashiya
2005 Selected at Oribe Craft Design Award Exhibition
2008 Selected at Oribe Craft Design Award Exhibition
2010 Participated in "Mori no Megumi no Kodomohaku" in Tokyo
2011 Exhibition at ParamitaMuseum in Mie Pref.


I aim for touching works rather than cool, skillful or good looking works. It is difficult for my intension alone to make good results happen as each slice of wood has own aspect. I take advantage of good part of wood and negotiate during the fabrication. In order to maximize the nature of wood, I use no stain but plant derived oil at the finishing.


Dinning table and chairs
Assamela / Rosewood / Quince

Chest "NANAME"
Walnut / Quince / Black walnut / Paulownia

Entrance door
Teak / Rosewood / Handmade glass

"Funya Funya bench"

Yellow heart / Purple heart / Zebra / Quince / Black walnut etc.