Why is it a cactus? To be honest with you: I can’t explain why I chose a cactus as a model for this room divider. Maybe I did it because it has an interesting form and doesn’t need much care – like a room divider. The colouring of the “Cactus” is a good example for this. While working on some of the components of the room divider, I came across a forgotten piece of marking chalk. Out of sheer curiosity I started to rub it on a piece of wood and saw that the colouring had the perfect combination of colour intensity and transparency for this furniture. I’m also not concerned about my work being labeled as either “art” or “just” furniture design. That’s up to you to decide. What matters to me is that my furniture becomes a part of the owner’s daily life. I don’t want it to be a nice decoration, that catches dust in a forgotten corner. I want them to be touched, moved and used by people. If my “Cactus” room divider can help to create a more colourful and positive atmosphere in a room, or simply put a smile on somebody’s face, it has served its purpose.
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Shigeki Yamamoto studied interior design at the Osaka Sogo College of Design. Since moving to Germany in 2006 he trained as a carpenter and has focussed on woodwork. Studio ShigekiYamamoto was launched in Berlin in 2010.View designer’s page
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