Giant sculpted cacti, crafted out of wood and painted in beautiful muted colours – one would assume Shigeki Yamamoto's architectural piece was a form of art, not a room divider for the modern home.
Or how about a "Play" sideboard? Shigeki doesn't just consider the practicality of things; he pushes creative boundaries to their limits by introducing us to an oak piece that reminds us of Meccano set, rather than something you'd expect in a dining room. Perhaps you might like the "Light Tree", a convertible kit that comes with four different lamps that you can arrange however you want.
Shigeki was born in 1979 in the Osaka prefecture of Japan, and studied Interior Design at the Osaka Sogo College of Design. After graduating in 2000, he worked under Nobuyuki Tachibana, a Japanese iron sculptor.
After moving to Germany in 2006 he trained as a carpenter and has focused on woodwork. His original brand S.YAMAMOTO was launched in Berlin in 2010 with a concept of "high humour design". This brings a "sense of fun into daily life while maintaining his love of quality". He tries to keep a spiritual richness in his work in the face of today's industrialised mass production.
However you view Shigeki's fun and playful work, your spirits will certainly be lifted. Discover more at shigekiyamamoto.com.