Taiwanese designer Yenwen Tseng has created a selection of functional objects that do not boast, they withdraw in to the background, generating both space and order.
The 621 side tables were made as a companion product to the 620 Chair, designed by Dieter Rams in 1962, and have just been re-released by Vitsoe in 2014.
I was fortunate enough to connect with Jacqueline Scholes who provided me with some fantastic imagery and a good idea of her design process, also what inspires her and how she became a silversmith.
Mr. Anastassiades, an industrial designer who earned his masters at the Royal College of Art, shares a desire that many, if not most, share on OEN: a innate drive to foster ideas into reality.
The Bowl chair seen here, designed by Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1951. Arper has worked hard to interpret this chair so it’s applicable to modern manufacturing methods, whilst still trying to remain faithful to the original design.
As you may already know, I don’t really like to rehash old articles for the website. I prefer to bring you something new and unique that is more of a documentation of someone’s work, or working processes, instead of a piece that won’t be of any use in a few months time. One designer that I thought would be a fantastic addition to our feature section is Japanese creative Oji Masanori …
German designer Florian Saul, his simplistic furniture was right up my street. Not only that, but I liked how he mixed the materials, for example using a cork seat, which gives the stool an interesting appearance.
I’m very disappointed by the lack of architecture on the site at the moment, usually we’re brimming with inspiration and creativity on that front, but lately I’ve been pursuing other avenues of design. Yesterday I watched a small but concise documentary on a build by a couple that broke through numerous barriers to build their so called “dream home”. It was a modernist retreat that had three floors, one was sunken in to the ground …
It’s not the first time that I’ve come across the work of Tomás Alonso, mainly noting his fantastic furniture in the past, but I’ve also been admiring the smaller objects that he’s produced over the years.
I’ve been admiring some of these fantastic forms by designer Herbert Schultes, it just goes to show that going back to basics really does work. It also seems that I’ve been drawn to work that has been a collaboration between craftsman and designer, maybe it’s my brain hinting that I should do something like this myself. The concept of this specific collection is to make common things …