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The sculptural woodwork of Hiroyuki Nishimura


The sculptural woodwork of Hiroyuki Nishimura
Spaceship - Hiroyuki Nishimura

Even though clay still remains to be one of the most worked materials in arts and crafts, wood carving similarly qualitifes as a very ancient and versatile medium, with a history that dates back thousands of years. Recognized for its solid and resistant qualities, wood ages naturally, is a great representation of nature within the home environment and also complements a wide range of styles. 

In this feature, we wanted to share some amazingly hand-crafted art and design pieces by Japanese sculptor Hiroyuki Nishimura, who uses wood as his central material - in a sustainable way. All his works are carved from logs into characteristic shapes and most of the wood he utilizes for his works is unusable for other purposes. Instead of wasting the unusable material he finds, Nishimura uses the leftover wood as a suitable material for furniture or architectural use. The  irregularities, cracks and splits that you see in some of the pieces are deliberate and celebrated as part of the piece itself, where the artist does not necessarily seek perfection, but pays more attention to the overall form. Through his artistic effort, Nishimura conveys an eco-message by raising awareness and encouraging an ethic of cherishing and conservation.

Check out these beautifully carved pieces by Nishimura, to add warmth, elegance, and liveliness into your interiors! 


Hermit - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Hermit" is a sculptural stool and zone carved furniture, using Lithocarpus.


 Mamma - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Mamma" is a sculptural stool and zone carved furniture using Yoshino cherry wood (also known as the Japanese flowering cherry).


Mr.Tower 2 - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Mr. Tower 2" is a wood sculpture, which you can also use as a shelf.


Casa Ossa 3 - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Casa Ossa 3" is a big size sculpture made of zelkova wood.


Long mid-afternoon in summer - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Long mid-afternoon in summer" is a  sculpture made with pine wood. The piece can also be served as a small bench.


Irritable person - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Irritable Person" is a piece of handmade furniture, using zelkova wood. 


Casa Masuleh - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"Casa Masouleh" is a sculpture made with od spalted Lithocarpus


This way, that way - Hiroyuki Nishimura

"This Way, That Way" is a limited Edition Wood Piece made with Oakwood.

If you're interested in discovering more wood pieces, you can check out these beautiful designs here, available on The Artling!

Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.

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