Hirashima, who produce furniture in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture, utilise unusual shaping and structurally sound engineering in their wooden furniture design.
These furniture solutions, designed by Terence Woodgate for Spanish manufacturer Punt, are both effective and efficient. An exploration in subtraction rather than addition.
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava interprets the practice of architecture as a combination of all the arts, and these thoughts are justified when viewing his sculpture works.
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.