1- Morito Ebine
The grandson and son of tailors, Japanese carpenter Morito Ebine has built an enviable career as a furniture designer in Brazil. “I never had any intention of working with or as a designer, neither before nor now. I’m just a carpenter,” he says. It was during a period working at Oak Village in Gifu, Japan, that the 45-year-old learned the ancient mortise technique, a method of furniture construction that eschews the use of screws, nails and even glue.
Born 130km north of Tokyo in Tochigi, Morito moved to Brazil in 1995 with…