Obsessing Over Details – Lift Coaster Series by Seattle Design Studio Fruitsuper
There's something attractive about these two minimal objects from the 'Lift' coaster series by Seattle based designers Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent of studio Fruitsuper that have been handcrafted from brass.
Curving & Swooping – Paintings & Prints by British Textile Artist Laurie Maun
Laurie Maun, a UK based artist, pulled me in with her unique formations that interweave shape and colour, combining to create artworks that are both intriguing and pleasing on the eye.
Unscripted Shapes – Bone Stools & Benches by Canadian Designer Loic Bard
Montreal based designer Loïc Bard has taken it upon himself to experiment with shape starting with freely drawn sketches that are then carved out of wood directly and testing them in real life.
Timeless in Nature – A Look at Chochikukyo House in Oyamazaki, Kyoto
As part of our travel series we take a visit to Chochikukyo House in Kyoto Prefecture that was designed in the 1920's and integrates both Japanese and Western techniques respectively.
New Maker at OEN Shop – Pottery by Japanese Craftsman Keiji Tanaka
We are pleased to introduce the work of Japanese craftsman Keiji Tanaka, making a selection of unique tableware that's contemporary with a rustic edge that cuts through nicely.
Hard Edged Forms – Selected Drawings by American Artist Anne Truitt
Washington based artist Anne Truitt was a very special talent and used drawing as part of her daily ritual, applying a variety of techniques on paper using graphite, ink, pastel, and acrylic.
Architecture as Fine Art – A Selection of Photography by Nick Frank
Nick Frank has been able to abstract architecture to the point of fine art, blowing out many of the surrounding shadows to create these striking forms that capture some of the best parts of these buildings.
Examining Architectural Shape – Sculptures & Compositions by Charlotte Taylor
London-based designer Charlotte Taylor has collaborated with 3D printing project Unique Board to examine architectural shapes and objects through sculptural and digital compositions in more detail.
Shared Respect for Craftsmanship – FIN/JPN Friendship Collection by Artek
To mark the 100 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan Artek have produced this collection where they have collaborated with leading Japanese and Finnish designers.
New at OEN Shop – Ceramics by Japanese Potter Manabu Nishibayashi
We are pleased to introduce a new maker at OEN shop by the name of Manabu Nishibayashi showcasing his pottery that has random but interesting surfaces that are natural but modern in appearance.
A Little Less Waste – The S-1500 Chair Designed by Snøhetta for NCP
This chair has been designed by Norwegian design studio Snøhetta for chair manufacturer NCP and is a structural redesign of Norwegian modernist Bendt Winge's classic R-48 chair from the late sixties.
Value Through Handmade – Woodblock Paper Prints by The Block Shop
After producing a small range of scarves, The Block Shop have now grown their partnership and are supporting a number of factories who specialise in block carving, printing, dyeing, and weaving.