I was blown away by Taisuke Hirabayashi’s unique cutlery, not only the striking appearance but also the attention to detail in his handiwork. Now available to purchase at OEN shop.
Askman’s contemporary and classic design has been helped by their willingness to collaborate with some of Denmark’s best designers, leading to some timeless furniture.
One creative fully committing himself to a craft and exploring it in great detail is Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud, who’s decided to produce one spoon a day for a whole year.
Rina has been experimenting with ceramics since 1980. One source of inspiration is nature itself, using a combination of block colour and clean lines to create pure form.
Japanese metal worker Rieko Fujimoto for example is one that really struck a chord with me. When I first discovered her works I was fascinated by her unique style, also her pursuit of making objects for everyday use.
The concept is linked to timeless forms as if they’ve been buried for generations, archaic vessels waiting to be found. I like this idea as it takes an approach and shapes the aesthetic goal around it, which is a new way of making altogether.