Clean Lines & Compact Proportions – Furniture Designed for OpenDesk
Opendesk is an open source project linking designers with local makers, making it possible to produce functional and simple pieces of CAD furniture in many parts of the world.
A Common Code – Weaving Indigo by Ceramic Artist Aor Sutthiprapha
Thai ceramic artist Aor Sutthiprapha references the Buddhist philosophy of using meditation, making sure she focuses on every fingerprint when producing her uniquely textured ceramics.
A Visual Whole – Abstract Sculpture by British Artist Neil Ferber
British sculptor Neil Ferber has been producing sculpture from around 1970 onwards, they all have a common theme of simplicity and making each sculpture a visual whole.
Layer Upon Layer – Side Table by Japanese Designer Shinya Oguchi
Japanese designer Shinya Oguchi has produced this prototype table titled Layer that can rotate to expand the overall footprint, as well as offer extra storage space for the user to use.
Exploring Empty Space – Sculptures & Drawings by Daniele De Batté
Talented designer Daniele De Batté uses the module as a starting point, working with the idea of balancing positive and negative space in her abstract drawings and sculpture.
New at OEN Shop – Ceramics by Misa Kumabuchi of Mushimegane Books
Japanese potter Misa of Mushimegane Books has opened her kiln for the last time this year, so it’s great to receive a new batch of ceramics straight from her studio in Hyogo, Japan.
The Process of Subtraction – Paintings by American Artist Jen Wink Hays
American designer and artist Jen Wink Hays uses opaque oil paint to obscure earlier layers of colour and form, creating what she calls "a-story-within-a-story" experience.
Purposeful Play – Concrete, Stone & Wooden Vessels by Creative Ashira Israel
Ashira Israel, owner and lead architectural designer of IN.SEK in Brooklyn, has made experimented with casting techniques and materials to create this set of functional vessels.
New Feature – A Look at Japanese Woodworking Studio Fujii Works
I’m really pleased to profile the fantastic work of Fujii Works, we sent Japanese photographer Issei Kashiwagi to travel to their studio and take pictures of them crafting their objects by hand.
Kil & Oki – Oak Tables and Chairs by Furniture Designer Stine Aas
Norwegian furniture designer Stine Aas has designed these unique tables and chairs, with her focus being on working with furniture and products that combine character with simplicity.
Plywood Laboratory – Furniture & Objects by Drill Design & Fullswing
Plywood Laboratory is a brand launched in 2016 by manufacturer Takizawa Plywood, who produce functional goods for the home that harness plywood and show the versatility.
New Maker at OEN Shop – Handmade Glassware by Japanese Artist Yuki Osako
This week we are highlighting the brilliant work of new OEN maker Yuki Osako, a talented Japanese glassmaker who now lives and works in historical city of Kanazawa, Japan.