Handcrafted Modern Design.
OEN was founded by designer Mark Robinson in 2010 to highlight how art, design and craft can still play an important role in our modern lives. Objects that aren’t brash or attention seeking, those that sit quietly, doing their job well and becoming seamlessly integrated in to our everyday environment.
As well as stocking a variety of well-made contemporary objects that have clarity and integrity at their core, we also look to document these makers and share their stories through our blog posts, feature pages, and the OEN book series.
Too many of us spend our day to day lives roaming around unappreciative of the small details. How was that spoon made? Did a potter make these vessels by hand? The exceptional has almost become unexceptional thanks to our limited knowledge and lack of respect for the craftsmen and makers who sweat over the small, but important, details.
Our vision is to change the way we view these objects, at the same time working to support the craft and design community. Respecting those individuals that make objects by hand is of ultimate importance, their commitment to using quality materials alongside their understanding of utility. All of these attributes lead to a timeless object that will become an important companion in our lives.