Collaboration of VALEDO (Spain) fan and Firenze wood inlay work

Collaboration with Ijasen and Carbonell, a long-established fan maker in Spain, "VALEDO" with wood inlay now in stock.

VALEDO, a collaboration between Ibasen and Carbonell, a long-established folding fan maker in Spain

VALEDO fans are made in collaboration with "Abanikos Carbonell," a long-established folding fan company located in Valencia, Spain. The material used is a wood called palo santo (rosewood).

The fan culture seems to have spread to Europe via the sea during the Nanban trade with Spain in the early Edo period. The hot climate of Spain seems to have suited the fan culture, and fans of this shape are still used today.

× Oyabone Firenze, inlaid with wood, fine

We asked Mr. Takafumi Mochizuki, a wood inlay craftsman in Firenze, to inlay the parent bone of this collaborative product.

You can choose from "Aomiha", "Namiura", and "Gourd" designs. A leather fan case is included.

Da Firenze - From Florence

L'intarsio è un mestiere tradizionale di Firenze
- Marquetry is a traditional Florentine craft

che risale ad ancor prima del Rinascimento.
- It has been around since before the Renaissance.

Noi estendiamo al futuro l'antica tradizione con nuove idee e passione.
- We extend ancient traditions into the future with new ideas and passion.

Wood inlay craftsman Takafumi Mochizuki

Brief History

Born in Tokyo, 1979
Moved to Italy and Florence in 2007

Studied under antique furniture craftsman "Leonard Olivastri" since 2008, learning the technique of wood inlay work as well as furniture restoration.

In 2014, opened his own wood inlay workshop in San Frediano, Florence

Fine individual wood inlay work

While utilizing traditional techniques, he is constantly working on new things, such as inlaying wood on the intricate curves of shoe molds and making wooden inlaid lampshades.

Valedo fan, Spain x Florence wood inlay fine

Mr. Takafumi Mochizuki, a craftsman living in Firenze, has done the fine wood inlaying on the main frame of the fan in collaboration with Ijasen and Carbonell, a long-established fan maker in Spain.

Original Spanish VALEDO Folding Fan

Collaboration of Ijasen and Carbonell, a long-established folding fan company in Spain.

VALEDO (Spain)Old work with fan bag and paulownia box

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