Country: Turkey

After twenty years working in the techno-sphere of computer science, Arifi has retired into the world of wood with a desire to truly create something on earth. In his atelier, Arifi woodworks with the natural materials his planet and his place have to offer: beech, elm, Turkish soft alder, Turkish walnut, spruce, and pine.

Arifi works with a group of five craftsmen. He aims to not only conserve this ancient handicraft, but also to enable more craftsmen to earn their living through their art. He used GlobeIn’s large order as an opportunity to distribute the work among other local woodworkers.

In all of his work, Arifi treats his chosen material, wood, with the utmost respect, acknowledging that it takes mere seconds to fell a tree that may have taken hundreds of years to grow.



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