I meet in Milano Artist Nakagawa Shuji, he is more than a wood's craftsman, his creations are simple and strong, elegant and traditional with modern lines. He descend from generations of skilled craftsman from Shiga Prefecture, near Lake Biwa. His work is really fashinating and come from the traditional wooden barrel craft, all pieces of wood are kept together only by the two metal rings.
All photo taken with 85 mm. at full aperture f 1.4 in available light, there was a window on the back of the round box and in front a tungsten spot light, I didn't correct the color difference, I found this very effective in creating a contemporary feeling.