5.002 Microscope

Housed & Mortised


Housed & Mortised is an exhibition by designer and woodworker Emi Shinmura.

A collection of axonometric drawings of typical Japanese carpentry joints, first published in 2021 in an annotated article in Fine Woodworking Magazine. Emi embraces design through her woodworking background having spent time timber-framing with her traditionally trained carpenter aunt in Japan and from childhood experiences with her instrument-maker grandfather in the UK.

A collection of her prototype stools using only wood to wood joinery is also on show, where the concept of utilising the wood as it naturally ages is celebrated.