New work by Akihiko Sugita, a young craftsman who respects the traditional values of lacquer production, but at the same time looks forward to create modern shapes and finishes.
Kuramoto studios was founded in Tokyo in 2008 by Japanese Designer Jin Kuramoto. He works on various product design projects, but his concept is to focus on the “essence of things”.
This work seen here by Brooklyn design studio Uhuru is a collection of industrial furniture under the name ‘Tack End’, which is constructed by zig-zagging and joining sheets of hand-blackened steel.
Guillaume Bardet, who between September 2009 and 2010 sketched one object a day, sourced the help of 14 local ceramicists in Dieulefit, a region in southern France, to produce them.
Established in 2011 by three female designers, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie. Their company Egg Collective creates beautifully engineered furniture and lighting.
Eindhoven-based South Korean designer Seung Binyang has applied ott-chil to paper to make a new material for tableware that’s waterproof, durable, sterilised and eco-friendly.