Members / Advisors
Fumihiko SanoContext / Architectual Advisor
Born in Nara in 1981, Fumihiko Sano was an apprentice to Nakamura Sotoji Komuten in Kyoto as a sukiya carpenter. After working in a design office, he established Sano Fumihiko studio PHENOMENON in 2011. Coupling carpentry techniques, materials and cultures that he became familiar with through his fieldwork with modern-day sensitivities, he engages in design and installation while striving to maintain the wonderful Japanese tradition that is being lost due to the rise of capitalism and the rapid changes in our society, and adds a modern twist to the culture developed by our ancestors and passes it on to future generations.