Colour Intensity – Paintings by Brice Guilbert
It’s important to revisit past series by artists to evaluate their longevity and timelessness. Brice Guilbert stands out with his unique use of texture and colour. His paintings, characterised by thick layers and areas of intense colour, immediately draw the viewer in. Although his newer works
The Forest’s Essence – Wooden Totems by Alban Lanore
Alban Lanore is a self-taught French artist who creates wooden sculptures that replicate the diversity of formations of the Amazonian forest and other woodlands over the world. For years, Lanore carved sculptures of the different plants he encountered during his travels. However, recently he has foc
New at OEN Shop – Abstract Artworks by Dominique Lutringer
It’s interesting how art takes on a whole new meaning and presence when you know the entire backstory. I visited the Villa Chochikuyo (read my article here) built in 1928 by the architect Koji Fujii in Kyoto a few years back. This property was considered to be the first “eco house”, applyi
Refined Minimalist Lines – Furniture Series by Studio HAOS
To achieve harmony in all the different areas that make up a great piece of design is no mean feat. Furniture in particular has so many unique elements that it seems as though it would almost be impossible to create a cohesive look that could span a whole collection. That’s why I admired this
Craft & Design Meeting – Raku Yaki Series by Emmanuelle Simon
Raku dates back to the early 1550’s in Japan and was highly favoured by Zen Buddhist Masters for its simplicity and naturalness. The unique look has always served its purpose well in the world of ceramics. We’ve seen beautiful bowls and vases crafted using this low fire technique where c
Crafting A New Vision – Wood Furniture by Atelier Cedric Breisacher
It’s rare to come across a designer with a sensibility that’s so natural and flowing. I think when we’re young much of this originality is driven out of us, possibly through our need to find stability and control in our lives, or other factors that surround us as we age. French des
Optical Disturbances – Bas Relief Artworks by Benjamin Plé
French artist, Benjamin Plé, is a master of many mediums. Working with oil, watercolor, ink, and sculpture, Plé has crafted a sophisticated and unified body of work. Plé graduated from the renowned art school “Met de Penninghen” in 2002, after which he spent 5 years honing his craft a
Eroding Surfaces – Flaws by French Creative Marie Liebhardt
French artist, Marie Liebhardt, uses textures to tell a story through her ceramic collection titled, “Flaws.” Like sidewalks, walls, furniture, and building facades, the pieces in this collection are not perfect. Time deteriorates them, brings out flaws in the materials, common textures on an un
Everyday Life’s Inspiration – Creative Rugs Handcrafted in Nepal by Atelier Fevrier
This project is run by Florian Pretet and Lisa Mukhia Pretet who linked together to found Atelier Fevrier, a project specialising in contemporary rugs that are handmade by Nepalese artisans.
Rustic But Refined – Taso Bowl and Vase Series by Mathieu Delacroix
French designer Mathieu Delacroix has been able to capture both rustic and refined in his series titled Taso that consists of wooden vases and bowls made by a woodworker on the lathe.
Testing the Boundaries – Experimental Furniture by Stephane Parmentier
Paris-based interior architect and designer Stéphane Parmentier has to be commended for his ability to stray from the rules and make works that have links to everyday life but also have elements of frivolity.
Chromatic Richness – Isla Vase Collection by Julie Richoz for Nouvel Studio
Swiss-French designer Julie Richoz recently designed a collection of vases with with Nouvel Studio titled 'Isla' in blown glass that celebrates the chromatic richness of glass as a material.