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1- Morito Ebine

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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…



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