Material itself is, ironically, often the one thing standing in the way of seeing the physical manifestation of an idea. Only time and dedication, to keep pushing forward even when your vision can not be seen in the finished object, is the way to finally see some promising results. Even then it migh
Viiva 6, Mixed media with a base of plaster on an acid free canvas panel Still, contemplative silence seems to emanate from Finnish artist Ida Vikfors’ minimalist artworks, where slim lines or tiny dashes are arranged into precisely ordered repeat patterns. Made onto canvas with textural, raised a
Sculptural meets functional with this series by Finish designer and master cabinetmaker Antrei Hartikainen. No doubt Antrei’s strong interest in design has helped his woodwork come on leaps and bounds. Not only is he able to make functional pieces of furniture, he’s able to put forward h
Our book OEN Issue 1 profiled Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s work. I visited each location personally and documented these spaces with just my camera taking notes during or after the visit ...
Looking at Finnish ceramicist Kati Tuominen-Niittylä’s range of works, there is indeed beauty in simplicity. Her range of ceramic buckets, sieves, bowls and baskets all feature simple shapes and plain, neutral colours. However, the simplistic elements also create something striking; A beautif
Throughout the decades artists have been fascinated with the human body and have used it as inspiration in their artworks. The body’s complex anatomy and the unique features of every person has been studied in detail. Fine artist and sculptor Kristiina Haataja has been highly interested in the
I’m really happy to announce the release of our second book ‘OEN Issue 2’ which is now available to pre-order in our shop. This one was certainly more personal as I met a number of craftsmen and visited different locations specifically for this book. There were a few issues along t
This object titled TRAY by Finnish Designer Lotta Nieminen is a storage system that's an interesting twist on a basic serving tray, when disassembled the different mats can be used in a variety of ways.
Joanna Laaijisto worked with Finnish manufacturer Made by Choice to design this furniture collection that's been crafted from hardwood but doesn't overpower or interrupt the surrounding environment.
Antrei Hartikainen is a young woodworker and designer from Finland who has collaborated with POIAT to produce a collection of furniture that is both functional and artistic in nature.
Helsinki-based artist Collin Townsend Velkoff casts these sculptures in sand, allowing him to design cement forms that can then be casted onto organic stone that's buried beneath.
The New Old Light is a series of lighting that that Kimu Design have been working on this year and keeps them on their journey of finding new soul in old living objects.