Gallery FUMI promotes a unique vision: a distinctive aesthetic based on a curiosity about materials, and fosters attitudes toward object-making which are gestural and playful. Combining the beautiful with the teasingly provocative and recognizing the sheer power of objects to communicate ideas. FUMI embraces change and the new, while promoting the value of craftsmanship. Objects are usually made by hand by the designer, using traditional techniques: carving; glass-blowing; cabinetry; lacquering; meticulous hand assemblage; but also disassembly; burning; and digital technologies. There is an emphasis on tactile, visual, emotional as well as the practical value of craft.
Valerio Capo and Sam Pratt