Functional Silverware by Jacqueline Scholes

Functional Silverware by Jacqueline Scholes

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.

Handmade Cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto at OEN Shop

Handmade Cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto at OEN Shop

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.

Handcrafted Metalwork by Lue Kikuchi

Handcrafted Metalwork by Lue Kikuchi

A great place to browse if you’re ever looking for inspiration are the association pages, or those craft collectives that point out specific makers from the area in question. With my interest being Japanese art and design it made sense to search through different locations to see what was on offer. Most prefectures usually have some sort of website that highlights craftsmen in the local area, it’s just a matter of finding them as they’re often tucked …

Simple Furniture Solutions by Gautier Pelegrin

Simple Furniture Solutions by Gautier Pelegrin

These simple furniture solutions by French multidisciplinary designer Gautier Pelegrin. Made using a variety of materials, showing that he’s versatile and isn’t one dimensional.

Metalwork by Japanese Maker Yumi Nakamura

Metalwork by Japanese Maker Yumi Nakamura

I’ve been hunting through a selection of different makers that specialise in metalwork for the shop, mainly vessels like bowls and plates since we already stock some brilliant cutlery by Rieko Fujimoto. These goods are generally hard to come by, usually you have a lot of cutlery being produced but not many bigger pieces such as these. One creative that has designed both is Japanese metalworker Yumi Nakamura, she’s quite a …

Haley Chair by Alexander Rehn

Haley Chair by Alexander Rehn

Yesterday I received my new Aalto stool, this time I went for the classic Stool 60 which has three legs and comes in the standard wood (I find this more authentic and original looking). I’m hoping to invest in something more substantial at a later date, possibly an office chair for work, which means it would get a lot of use! Something that’s come up after a discussion with another individual is the category of outdoor furniture, which isn’t some …

The Objects Collection by Kaikado

The Objects Collection by Kaikado

How I’ve not showcased Kaikado before I don’t know, considering they’ve been a company that I’ve admired for a long while now. Actually, I’ve seen other websites run articles on them recently so I didn’t feel like pulling across the same old imagery would be that exciting, as it would be just duplicating content. So when I stumbled in to this new range that they’ve created called ‘The Objects Collection’ it seemed like a perfect time to …

Cutlery by Portuguese Company Cutipol

Cutlery by Portuguese Company Cutipol

Alongside some of the handcrafted goods that we talk about on the site, I also like to mix in manufactured or commercial goods from time to time, there’s just one caveat, each project has to have a strong emphasis on functionality and simplicity. One company that instantly caught my attention through their striking design was Portugese cutlery maker Cutipol, and they certainly cover the two areas that I’m talking about suffic …