Craft&Design TANNO, a woodworking workshop and design studio located In Asahikawa-city, Hokkaido, Japan, is operated by Norio Tanno. Tanno is a craftsman and designer who not only works on his original designs but also makes all the precise wooden parts essential for his pieces. Tanno gives seminars and workshops, focusing on the techniques of his unique woodworking style, both in Japan and abroad.




2016 Exhibition at Matsuya Ginza Design collection in Tokyo
2014 Summer school in CFW,Nelson New Zealand Lecture and demonstration in CFW(Center for FineWoodworking) Nelson New ZealandSummer school in Fiskars Finland Lecture for how to use Router machine in Nagoya and Mastumoto Japan
2013 Lecture and demonstration in CFW(Center for FineWoodworking) Nelson New Zealand
2011 Workshop & Exhibition in Visby,Gotland Sweden
2010 Lecture in Carl Malmsten School,Stockton Sweden
2009 Group exhibition in Stockton Sweden
2006 Invited from Cappellagarden ( Öland Sweden ) as a teacher of summer school
2001 Exhibition in Yoyogi Tokyo
1996 Exhibition in Helsinki Finland
1992 Received the first prize awarded by "Exhibition of amusing wooden boxes 1992-3", Asahikawa Museum.
1991 Received the Silver Prize awarded by "'91 Craft competition in Craft-city Takaoka"
1987 Received the Second Prize awarded by "Atelier nouveau competition" in Tokyo
1981 The wooden box made with Mr. Nakai Keijirou received the Encouragement Awardat the "Exhibition of amusing wooden boxes", Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art.
1980 Started own workshop
1977 Resigned from the company and started to polish woodworkng skills and improve designs
1973 Graduated from Hokkaido Institute of Design in Sapporo Started working at Interior Center Co.( CONDE HOUSE Co.) to be a furniture designer Worked for design & planning in the factory
1951 Born In Asahikawa-city, Hokkaido




Tanno craft & design

166-9 Higashi-Sakuraoka Higashiasahikawa-cho
Asahikawa city Hokkaido JAPAN

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