Akarino-tane

Akarino-tane (means "a seed of light" in Japanese) is founded by Hiroyuki Inoue and Miyuki Inoue, a husband and wife team. Their products include wooden desk lights, wooden mini vases (Chiisaki hanaire), and wooden flatwares.  While Hiroyuki crafts the products, Miyuki designs the products.

BACKGROUND

After working as a CAD designer creating air-conditioning systems, Hiroyuki left his desk job to pursue his passion in woodworking. It seem like a natural choice for him since his grandparents had run a business to produce furniture parts in Asahikawa. Hiroyuki wanted to be a craftsman. He inherited his grandparents's studio and had learnt the skill through his friends and mentors in the local woodworking community. 

QUALITIES

Hiroyuki specializes in wood lathe-cutting techniques to create delicate shapes.

PRODUCTS