Mimicking the Landscape – Hills Collection by Mikiya Kobayashi for Hiro Design
Mikiya Kobayashi is a talented Japanese designer and has produced a collection of functional tableware inspired by the natural landscape that all have beautiful undulating curves.
The Elegance of Authentic Materials – Glassware by Danish Designer Louise Roe
Louise Roe, a Danish designer based in Copenhagen, seeks out authentic materials to create a mixture of tableware that's minimal in terms of aesthetic but still high in quality and truly functional.
Intuitive & Playful – Works by Experimental Norwegian Designer Sigve Knutson
Sigve Knutson has been able to harness his playfulness, experimenting with many materials to create a collection of objects and furniture that prod at the line between sculptural and practical.
Defining a Room – Lighting by Norwegian Designer Hallgeir Homstvedt
The term 'visual calm' is one that grabbed my attention and made me want to write this piece on Hallgeir Homstvedt, a Norwegian industrial designer who designs fantastic lighting.
Folding Patterns – Herringbone Collection by Designer Phil Cuttance
Phil is from New Zealand but now makes from his studio in London. This collection is a stunner and is titled 'Herringbone', all of which have been handmade using a specific method of moulding.
New at OEN Shop – Japanese Lacquerware by Craftsman Tomoaki Nakano
Last month we released the work a new maker in to the shop by the name of Tomoaki Nakano, a lacquer artist based in Fukui Prefecture. We are happy to release a second shipment of his work.
New at OEN Shop – Woodworks by Maker Kentaro Ooyu of Dairoku
We have now stocked a selection of new work by talented Japanese craftsman Kentaro Ooyu of Dairoku, a woodworking studio that makes furniture and tableware in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
Progressive & Elegant – Fold Series by Industrial Designer Olivier Gregoire
This series of chairs titled 'Fold' by Industrial designer Olivier Gregoire consists of fibreglass that has been folded in unique positions to create furniture that are intriguing on the eye.
Well Married – Candlestick & Plant Holders by Claudia Moreira Salles
Brazilian designer Claudia Moreira Salles inspired me by combining soft, hard, cold and warm materials to create intrigue and function in a series of candle sticks and plant holders.
New at OEN Shop – A Flash Sale on Ceramics by Mushimegane Books
A small sale on the remaining selection of ceramics by Japanese potter Misa Kumabuchi of Mushimegane Books, all handmade at her studio in Hyogo. Grab them while you still can!
New at OEN Shop – Shipment of Metal Cans by Japanese Studio Syuro
I'm pleased to let you know that we have received a new shipment of metal cans by Japanese studio Syuro, fronted by Japanese interior designer Masuko Unayama, in brass, copper and tin.
Inspired by Primitive Tools – Hand Carved Stones & Marble Objects by Elementary
When I saw these ornamental objects made from stone and marble by London interior design store Elementary they reminded me of why craft can strike right to the core of functional design.