New in the Shop – Lacquerware Reimagined by SEKISAKA
In the Kawada district of Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, where Echizen lacquer ware is produced, product brand SEKISAKA has been in the lacquerware industry for more than 300 years. In response to the changing times, SEKISAKA produced the series titled STORE with their intent to match our modern life
New in the Shop – Pebble Paperweights by PLYWOOD laboratory
Japanese plywood manufacturer Taizawa Plywood developed their ‘Paper-Wood’ technology in 2009. Paper-Wood is plywood with beautiful cross-section colouring that was created by laminating coloured recycled paper and natural wood grown locally in Hokkaido. Collaborating with studio Drill D
Beauty Behind the Void – Maung Maung Mirrors by Nina Cho
What is it about mirrors that fascinate and obsess us? Detroit-based artist and designer Nina Cho explores the sculptural and creative possibilities that mirrors can have when being thought of as objects that bear both a functional and almost transcendental nature. Cho’s mirror pieces are as much
More than Meets the Eye – Composite Glass Objects by Joshua Kerley
Nowadays, the centuries-long tradition of glassmaking is being rediscovered and redefined by young artists and designers who are challenging the boundaries of this medium. Such is the case of Joshua Kerley, who creates minimal and colourful kiln-formed glass sculptural objects and a range of functio
New in the Shop – Horn Tableware by Hornvarefabrikken
Founded in 1935, Hornvarefabrikken – The Hornware Factory – was set up by Peter Husted, a craftsman and visionary with great ambitions. He designed and made many of the spoons and tableware that are still sold by Hornvarefabrikken today. In 2007 designer and maker Sara Brunn Buch acquired Hornva
Archetypal Forms – Objects For Life Series by Humble Matter
Humble Matter is the name that Brooklyn-based ceramicist John Born gave to his design brand characterized by gray and beige ceramic pieces with capricious organic shapes and a deliberate crackled finish that grants his works an ancient yet trendy air. Importantly, Humble Matter’s intricate designs
New in the Shop – VASTO Wall Object by Iwata Woodwork
A beautiful piece of minimal design by the Iwata Mokkou studio based in Hiroshima, Japan. The VASTO wall object has been developed to have harmony within Iwata’s current collection of woodwork that we already stock. These pieces can stand alone as art on the wall or purely as sculptural object
New in the Shop – Rustic Pottery by Katsufumi Baba
One artist we have represented for nearly 10 years now is Japanese potter Katsufumi Baba. He is a unique artist who toes that line between modern and traditional. Katsufumi’s focus is crafting functional beauty. Those items you can enjoy and use over one’s entire lifetime. By using matte
A Sculptural Approach – Vase Compositions by Federica Bubani
The art of ceramics has been around for millennia and has influenced the development of humankind’s history. While serving a functional purpose, ceramic making has always been attached to art and, since ancient times, different cultures have produced beautiful and unique ceramic pieces. Inspired b
OEN Issue No.1
We are proud to present OEN Issue 1. This book series looks to summarise many of our thoughts surrounding the subjects of craft, design, art, and architecture.
JAPANESE METALWORK BY NAHO KAMADA
Born in 1982, Naho Kamada is a Japanese metalworker from Kumamoto Prefecture who now resides in Tokyo. She studied under craftsman Takejiro Hasegawa, the third generation of the Hasegawa family who have a long tradition in producing metal items for the tea ceremony.
NEW MOBILES HANDCRAFTED BY TEMPO DESIGN
Tempo is a project by the creatives at Mother Tool, a design company and workshop who have been searching for new form through kinetic sculpture.