New Maker at OEN Shop – Woodwork by Japanese Craftsman Eiji Hagiwara
Mr Hagiwara is inspired by the Shaker design philosophy, "to be necessary and useful”. He has channelled this in to his own woodwork and now we're stocking a selection of his work.
Deconstructed & Reconstructed – Experimental Furniture by Ryo Chohashi
I picked out a selection of fantastic work by Japanese craftsman and creative Ryo Chohashi, his experimental twist in the field of furniture is really something to admire. I'm really in awe.
Obscuring Light – Brass Mirror Series & Shadow Play by Studio Falke Svatun
Norwegian designer Falke Svatun Lirhus is focused on making functional objects that integrate within the home, such as furniture, homewares, and other works that have a theatrical twist.
New Maker & Feature – Lacquerware by Akihiko Sugita at OEN Shop
Situated in the beautiful landscape of Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture, here Akihiko Sugita crafts his fine wooden objects by hand which are then hand finished with lacquer.
Allusion to the Imperfect – Unique Fibreglass Designs by Imperfettolab
Owned by Verter Turroni and Emanuela Ravelli, at their workshop they produce unique furniture and sculptural objects that make you consider the relationship between nature and design itself.
Kashiwan Series – Handmade Oak Bowls by Kihachi Workshop at OEN Shop
This grouping named 'Kashiwan', which means oak bowl in Japanese, is a fantastic series by Kihachi Workshop. They're hand turned at their workshop in the Yamanaka region.
Powerful Simplification – Expressive Abstraction by French Artist Kitty Sabatier
Kitty, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, creates drawings and paintings at her studio in France. I was especially impressed by the muted colours and dynamic lines.
Disruption of Space – Minimalist Compositions by Visual Artist Liat Elbling
A selection of compositions by visual artist Liat Elbling. Born in Israel, she constructs these models out of basic materials, later creating a visual replica by photographing them.
Natural Textures & Colours – Lacquerware by Fujii Works at OEN Shop
We had some beautiful sunshine this week, so it seemed about time I updated some of the photographs of the objects made by husband and wife team Fujii Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Forms Crafted from Wood – Hand Carved Wooden Sculptures by Alison Crowther
Fantastic works by Alison Crowther, a British maker who resides in Yorkshire. She uses indigenous hardwoods found in the region to produce them, hand carving textures on the surface.
Shadow Play – Abstract Compositions by Graphic Artist Karina Petersen
Karina Petersen made these Shadow Play Prints that investigate the relationship between light and shadow, juxtaposing both two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements on paper.
Moments Within Materiality – Works by Dutch Designer Sabine Marcelis
Sabine Marcelis coins her work "magical moments within materiality", a creative approach to the manufacturing process, using the constraints of industrial design to create new possibilities.