UDA MASASHI

Wood sculptor based in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture in Japan. 

Uda Masashi studies furniture design at polytechnic. After graduating from design school, he joined a prop company, tailor-making crafts in stage sets. Later he found his passion on rather smaller functional objects and set up his own studio, ”monom(モノム)”, locating in a quiet mountain village in Chichibu. Masashi is now focusing on crafting tableware and home items from locally and responsibly sourced Japanese wood. 

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埼玉県秩父に工房を構える木工作家

 

1983年秋田県生まれ。 15歳からインテリア、家具、ディスプレイなどのデザインを学びはじめる。大道具会社でテレビのセットなどを作るが、すぐに壊されることに切なさを感じて退社、家具工房に転職をする。長く使ってもらえる喜びとやりがいを感じ、ひたむきに仕事を覚えて前に進む。2011年に「monom(モノム)」として、埼玉県秩父の山中にて独立。

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What makes Masashi’s work one-of-a-kind is the unique shapes of the wood pieces. A shape, according to Masashi, contains “affection” that produces an emotional tie between the user and the wood piece. The pieces Masashi creates are designed asymmetrically, warped or round-edged, embracing irregular organic form, and make people smile and relaxed.

コンセプトは「使うほどに愛着が持てる形」。首を傾げたようなスプーン、語りかけてくるようなフォーク、自由な形と楽しい柄。使いやすさとユニークな形を合わせ、自分だけの世界を創作しています。

1983 

Born in Akita, Japan

2011  

Established own studio “monom(モノム)”

2013  

Exhibition 「陶と木工のやさしい暮らし展」~ Tokyo 

 

2014  

Exhibition 「藍の色彩」 ~ Kamakura

2015  

Exhibition 「暮らしのカタチ -Life With Form」~ Tokyo

Exhibition 「食卓に向き合う時間」~ Korea

2016 

Exhibition 「家族の◯△□」 ~ Shiga

2019

Exhibition 暮らしのもの市《川口暮らふと》

2020

Exhibition NEO FOLKLORE