Bio & Statement
Enrique is one hundred percent involved in the process of his work, from designing, selection of the wood and other materials, to the final details of the project on hand.
His work employs traditional woodworking joinery technics, such as Japanese and European, with the use of hand tools such as hand saws, planes, chisels and scrapers, to mention just a few.
Traveling around the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley collecting the perfect wood slabs for a future project is a big part of his process, too.
Enrique uses all the offcuts left from his projects to carve smaller objects such as spoons, vessels, bowls, and some other woodworking tools, such as mullets.
Inspired by beautiful Pacific North West region he has been handcrafting contemporary furniture and fine wood objects for the past 15 years.
His designs are made with carefully selected natural materials, specially wood.
Enrique’s main source of inspiration is traditional Japanese woodworking and Danish cabinet making tradition and his work often incorporates his personal interpretations of selected aspects of this craft tradition by allowing the natural properties of the materials to create products with a long life span.
Woodworking gives me the chance to transform and prolong the existence of what once were beautiful living trees. It also offers me the opportunity to express myself by combining the warmth and beauty of woods and contemporary designs.