Although I feel as though there’s been a strong movement in Europe and America to support more craftsmen, which Instagram can be partly thanked for, there’s always been a steady flow of younger Japanese craftsmen in the background making quietly without too much publicity. Mitsui Takeyoshi i
For many the idea of working on one form on a consistent basis is seen as quite tedious and fairly boring. It’s been a psychological idea that I’ve been toying with for quite a while now. Reading a book many times over. Going over a simple idea each day for an extended period of time. [&
From the labyrinthine of veins on certain ferns to the almost microscopic parts of moss, the anatomy of plants is quite extraordinary. Danish artist Trine Drivsholm has spent countless hours studying this world of beautiful detail and has crafted an entire range of sculptures inspired by plants and
Writing on the blog for more than 10 years it’s natural for me to see the progression of some of the maker’s work, not just the ones represented in our shop but also globally. One that I came across in 2013/2014 was the work of Kenny Son who is based in Sydney, Australia. Since that […]
I’ve been swooning over some new arrivals by Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa that have just made their way in to the shop. Yusuke resides in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture and makes beautiful tools for daily life. Recently his speciality has been making pieces for the tea ceremony, which shows h
As far as metalworking is concerned, Karen Chekerdjian creates some truly unique pieces. Originally from Beruit, Chekerdjian lived in Milan for a brief period of time where she honed her artistic craft. In 2001, she moved back to Beruit and opened her design studio. While commercial design was still
Kyungwon has been making some waves with her beautiful sculpture that connects many 'thoughts' that sit between sculptural and functional and explore new possibilities in clay.
Brisbane-based artist Nicolette Johnson intrigued me with her series titled 'Topiaries' that's a meditation on botanical forms, symmetry in nature, and the tension between organic and man-made.
This particular series that I picked out was captured by Italian photographer Giacomo Bruno from his travels in Japan that document a selection of Japanese craftsmen working in various fields.
Brooklyn based furniture design studio 'Sun at Six' captured my attention as I was drawn to the silhouettes that are thin in form but still value the use of natural materials such as leather and wood.
We are pleased to introduce a new maker at OEN shop by the name of Manabu Nishibayashi showcasing his pottery that has random but interesting surfaces that are natural but modern in appearance.
Anna and Ditlev Sibast, who are now owners of Sibast Furniture, borrowed their grandfather's design and gave it a fresh vision, crafting beautiful furniture that is bound to stand the test of time.