Dai Inagaki

Origin: Japan
Specialty: Hammered metalworks

Dai Inagaki is a metalworking artisan from Osaka. He has had a prolific career, participating in several exhibitions even before completing his studies, and has won a number of awards for his work since. He hammers metal into several types of metal objects, with the hammer marks giving a strong textural depth to the surface. The use of several metals and finishes also allows for the manipulation of colour which, when combined with Inagaki's elongated and sometimes unusual forms, elevate our everyday objects to a level of higher artistic quality.