Gallery FUMI promotes a unique vision—a distinctive aesthetic based on a curiosity about materials—and fosters attitudes toward object-making that are gestural and playful. FUMI combines the beautiful with the teasingly provocative and recognizes the sheer power of objects to communicate ideas. FUMI embraces change and the new while promoting the value of craftsmanship. Objects are usually made by hand by the designers, using traditional techniques including carving, glassblowing, cabinetry, lacquering, and meticulous hand assemblage, but also disassembly, burning, and digital technologies. There is an emphasis on the tactile, visual, emotional, and practical value of craft.