Our connection runs deep with quite a few workshops. One who we’ve known for more than 10 years is Makr and I’ve always kept an eye out for the new projects that they’ve been working on. Founded by Jason Gregory in Winter Park, Florida it’s great to see their progression, concentrati
American artist Michael Delucia’s art has a defining feature; abstracting form. His earlier artworks were more literal, covering a shopping trolley with tinsel or placing metal railings in to a formation in the street. But seeing the progression from these physical sculptures to ink on paper l
It was his decade-long professional career as a gemologist that influenced how Mark Pavlovits uses the visual properties of glass today. He was especially interested in the makeup of gemstone materials and this then inspired him to start experimenting with glass as a material in his own design. His
John Eric Byers exhibits ‘beauty in simplicity’ stunningly in his range of wooden furniture. This Oregon-based designer and craftsman specialises in creating sophisticated, geometrically-inspired furniture for interior spaces. Every piece in the range is painted in either black or white
I believe we undervalue the passion behind the companies who are integrating handicraft in to their overall concept. To create a series of consistent designs across a whole collection that link good design with craftsmanship, not just from a visual sense but also taking in to consideration the maker
Our whole goal here on OEN is to support more artists and makers that are experimenting with their creativity. I’ve had my eye on American artist Leigh Well’s collages for a number of years now. She has a fantastic sensibility and I was particularly taken aback by her ‘Versos’
It’s only natural that after seeing so many forms you start to search for ones that are more striking or at least challenge you visually. The real work starts when you try to incorporate this in to an environment and use these objects as a trial for future ideas and concepts that can be built
Steven Holl is a big architect but I wanted to discuss how these bigger projects bring together people and communities so that we all can prosper, grow and achieve a bigger vision.
Chicago and North Indiana-based artist Kelly Knaga lets her youthful and playful side out with these special abstract artworks that reverberate creativity and seek to inspire others to get creative.
Kalon is a furniture brand founded in 2007 by Michaele Simmering and Johannes Pauwen with their focus revolving around functional forms using natural materials that are sure to stand the test of time.
Light + Ladder is a selection of objects handcrafted in Vermont and designed by Farrah Sit that reside somewhere between functional, sculptural, and architectural with an element of craftsmanship to boot.
I was taken aback by the creative lifestyle of Connecticut-based artist Sarah Martinez and was happy to hear that she's attracted mainly to the experience of the act of creating itself.