Despite the lack of lighting in our shop it’s one of the most interesting areas of design in my opinion. The way light strikes an object ultimately plays with our overall perception, dictating the way we perceive and interact with it. I really enjoyed the work of Y.S.M PRODUCTS in Japan and I
The appeal of functional ware for me is the time spent and connection shared with such necessary pieces of design. There’s also something fascinating about an object that melts away and becomes a lifelong companion. Tokyo-based metalworker Tomomi Ishikawa grabbed my attention with his characte
Personally my connection to jewellery as a craft is not that strong, but my fascination with form has led me to the work of Ulla and Martin Kaufmann, a husband and wife duo who have a keen sense for design, dedicating their metalworking career to the pursuit of only the essential in design. One of [
There are certain methods that craftsmen use that can completely blow your mind. Today’s maker Hiroyuki Mori is based in Tokushima, Japan and is using one of them. He specialises in the technique of ‘Tsukiita’ that requires the use of thin, paper-like sheets of wood that are then bonde
Siki Furniture, a factory based in the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, was one that I came across on my travels and I was blown away by the design style and their strong focus on handicraft.
Designer Arati Rao founded Tantuvi in 2016 while reconnecting with her ancestral roots in India and cultivating a relationship with the long hand-loom textile traditions that reside there.
Shibui is a Japanese word that refers to an aesthetic of simple, unobtrusive beauty and is also a Switzerland-based company founded by designers Athanasios Babalis and Constantinos Hoursoglou.
This short video series by Edwin Lee focuses on Japanese craftsmen, which this particular piece on craftsman Kinzaburo Kitamura who makes incense sticks and fragrances in Osaka, Japan.
Keikou Tanabe is taking part in the tradition of Yuzen Dyeing, a technique that is part of the Kimono making process and requires the artist to apply dyes to the fabric in order to depict cultural life.
Titled 'Infusions', American glass artist Jamie Harris has produced these block-like forms made from clear glass in which colour is added to create the appearance of liquid forms.
Bumping in to the work of Japanese artisan Mie Yokouchi I was mesmerised by her beautiful lacquer forms, so we now stock a selection of work here at OEN shop.
Inspired by the 'old pottery' of Japan and Korea, Hiroto Nakanishi makes vessels that are often deconstructed, vases with lots of facets and holes.