Jeremy Kamiya designs and builds beautiful, hand-crafted, modern furniture without nails or screws. (Durham, NC) Exhibiting Artist -   Mill Collective     (High Point, NC) Member -   Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild

Jeremy Kamiya designs and builds beautiful, hand-crafted, modern furniture without nails or screws. (Durham, NC)
Exhibiting Artist - Mill Collective (High Point, NC)
Member - Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild

 
 

Why no metal fasteners?

Originally, it was something to do to set me apart - and it was a compelling challenge to myself.  I also liked the idea of true solid-wood piece, especially in today’s context of plywood, particle board and veneer.  Consequently, I feel like it has made me a better designer - forcing me to take a closer look at the composition of a piece, or at least examining a different perspective than I might have otherwise.  And I am sure it is making me a better craftsman - pieces need to fit precisely, and proper execution of a perfect fit ensures structural integrity, for generations.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

My wife and I began importing furniture from Bali around 2014.  She’s from Bali,  and it seemed like a business worth pursuing; a way to stay connected to our family there.  We had a small showroom and discovered that the most frequently asked question was, “Are you the artist?” As a creative person myself, I just got tired of saying, “No.”  In 2016, we decided to stop importing and we diverted our investment into tools.   

How would you describe your designs?

Modern Craft.  The designs I express might be described as Modern with some Minimalist virtues, and our construction demonstrates a reverence for craftsmanship, simplicity and originality.  

What’s the best thing about what you do?

Creating - I’m a creative person, made by the Creator. When I’m creating, I never question my purpose, and I know my mind & body are put to good use.

  - Jeremy Kamiya | 323-346-9626