HEATHER ZUSMAN

INFLUENCED BY JAPANESE CULTURE, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION, HEATHER WORKS TO ACHIEVE ULTIMATE SHIBUI 渋い. SHIBUI IS A JAPANESE TERM THAT REFERS TO THE BALANCE OF SIMPLICITY WITH COMPLEXITY. THE PURPOSE OF SHIBUI IS TO STRIP AN OBJECT OF MOST ORNAMENT, FOCUS ON THE CRAFTING OF THE MATERIAL AND ITS PURPOSEFUL LINE, FORM, AND EFFORTS. WHAT IS LEFT WHEN ALL ORNAMENT IS REMOVED? PURE, HONEST BEAUTY!

 

SHE HAS CREATED HER OWN SHOP IN HOPES OF IMPRESSING SHIBUI UPON OTHERS. HER VENEER WORK AND SOLID WOOD FURNITURE IS SIMPLE IN FORM, PURPOSEFUL IN DETAIL, AND FINISHED WITH OIL. 

INFLUENCE

TRAINING

STAVELEY, CUMBRIA, UK

WATERS & ACLAND FURNITURE SCHOOL

2017

TAKAMATSU, JAPAN

NAOKI IKUSHIMA FACTORY

2020