東 AZUMA DESIGN BUILD creates timber structures and furniture for individuals and institutions. The common link between projects is joinery in solid wood. Rarely are metal fasteners or glue employed.
Chris collaborates with clients to create elegant spaces and pieces, constructed with great attention to detail, built to last for centuries, and in honor of the gifts provided by nature.
In state and out of state consultations available. We ship worldwide.
We can assist you with the design and creation of your next project, including:
- residential architecture
- garden architecture, including fences
- guest houses and pavilions
- solid wood joined furniture
- Japanese rooms
- paneled ceilings, coffered ceilings
A bubinga dining storage cabinet on stand:
Recent projects include:
A Japanese coffered ceiling for a tearoom:
A new kabukimon-style entrance gate for the Tenshin-en Japanese garden at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Large coffee table (and side table, not pictured) in bubinga, a beautiful hardwood.
Other current projects:
For the Boston Children's Museum, Azuma Design Build is continuing restoration work on the traditional Japanese machiya, a silk merchant's home built in the late 1800's. Chris built a new bench and front door for the machiya entrance in 2010 and provides consultation for the exhibit. More information on the machiya is available at
New York City-based artist Jeff Koons commissioned Azuma Design Build to fabricate a series of four Chinese traditional wheelbarrows in teak for an installation called Hulk (Wheelbarrow), which will be exhibited in various locations worldwide.
See the gallery for photos of past projects by Azuma Design Build.