Artist Shouchiku Tanabe’s goal is to succeed the generations that came before him by producing traditional Japanese bamboo works, but at the same time creating bold sculpture.
With a background in building both sailboats and acoustic guitars, American Benjamin Klebba has now turned this passion for wood and directed it in to furniture making.
Tuulia Penttila crafts these unique modular cases from wood. The separate blocks are placed together in strategic ways to create functional cases that could be for furniture.
I was blown away by Taisuke Hirabayashi’s unique cutlery, not only the striking appearance but also the attention to detail in his handiwork. Now available to purchase at OEN shop.
Askman’s contemporary and classic design has been helped by their willingness to collaborate with some of Denmark’s best designers, leading to some timeless furniture.
One creative fully committing himself to a craft and exploring it in great detail is Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud, who’s decided to produce one spoon a day for a whole year.
Hirashima, who produce furniture in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture, utilise unusual shaping and structurally sound engineering in their wooden furniture design.
Thierry Martenon is a French sculptor who creates elegant, stripped down forms with lots of unique surface markings. He says he’s always looking for new textures to experiment with.
Bold unique forms by woodturner and sculptor Ernst Gamperl. These vessels are quite striking, with lots of incised lines on the body and surface to create an unusual but subtle effect.
Inspired by both the bird and the action, Cranewalk is a collection of beautiful and tactile housewares handmade in Montana by American woodworker Christopher Quist Kautz.