Inspired by rice fields, lakes, rivers, islands and water drops, these ceramic works designed by Finnish creative Samuli Helavuo are not only simple but are also functional.
We collaborated with talented photographer Wataru Murakami, who has quite an eye for capturing craftsmen at work, to photograph OEN makers Yuichiro and Satoko Suzuki.
Malfatti, which is Italian for ‘misshapen’, is a collection of functional glassware that’s made from borosilicate glass. They are not only strong, but also durable and aesthetically beautiful.
I’m in awe of the ‘Transmigration’ series by Japanese sculptor Masaomi Raku, sculptures out of granite which have been placed on a plinth and are both powerful and abstract.
Mr Hagiwara is inspired by the Shaker design philosophy, “to be necessary and useful”. He has channelled this in to his own woodwork and now we’re stocking a selection of his work.
I came across this fantastic selection of work by German craftsman Florian Schwarz, and was really drawn to his furniture and his beautiful studio in Seefeld, Germany.