Akarino-tane (or "a seed of light") is founded by Hiroyuki Inoue and Miyuki Inoue, a husband and wife team. Their products include wooden desk lights, wooden mini vases (Chiisaki hanaire), and wooden flatwares. While Hiroyuki crafts the products, Miyuki designs the products.
It seem like a natural choice for Hiroyuki to become a woodworker since his grandparents had run a business to produce furniture parts in Asahikawa. Hiroyuki always wanted to be a craftsman. He inherited his grandparents's studio and had learnt the skill through his friends and mentors in the local woodworking community.
Hiroyuki specializes in wood lathe-cutting techniques to create delicate shapes in Miyuki's designs.
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