A treasure chest of knowledge from Japan

In Japanese, Zouganista means “master of marquetry”. He is Takafumi Mochizuki, or simply Taka: creative, kind and imaginative soul. When one gets in his workshop, which he opened in 2014 in the area of Oltrarno in Florence, one is immediately astonished by the variety of wood available, the odd or ancient objects, which he regenerates and transforms into new, precious and inlaid artworks.
The atelier is a treasure chest of knowledge from the East, such us the “Kintsugi”, a gilding technique applied to cracks, which he uses to decorate his pieces. Taka’s workshop is a perfect demonstration of how contemporary artistic craftsmanship can renovate the oldest techniques of the ancient tradition.