Warner Walcott had worked extensively in the fields of fashion and publishing before the founding of Magnolia Ceramics in 2009. Based in Southern California, he now puts his expert eye to work crafting vessels characterised by clean lines, gently angular transitions, and thin, graceful necks leading
The distinct bumps and textures of the maker’s tools are what make crafts so special. Japanese woodworker Masayuki Yanai has put these details to good use, his project titled ‘HAKO SHIKi’ involves wood that would otherwise go to waste. Masayuki believes that there are too many tree
One man who should be looked up to as a great inspiration is Tom Raffield. His company has it all, not only beautiful creativity and fine craftsmanship but also sustainable qualities running at the core principle of his self-titled project. Using traditional steam bending techniques Tom has designed
There’s something about the change in surface on any handcrafted object that definitely moves the heart. I suppose the field of ceramics is especially true in this regard, considering the natural materials used and the ever changing nature of the vessel while it goes through a firing. It’
Designer, photographer and former stylist Annett Bourquin takes inspiration from her time spent in Japan and years of travelling the world to craft simple and considered objects. A particular fascination for Annett are hanging mobiles and kinetic sculpture that spark a sense of joy thanks to the nat
Looking through Russian manufacturer Prolli’s portfolio it’s interesting to see the eclectic mix of furniture running throughout. Situated in Moscow, Polli is producing a variety of simple forms contrasting with some abstract styles dedicated to the centenary of the Bauhaus. Certainly st
Melbourne has always been on the cutting edge of a new aesthetic. With so much youth in the city and a vibrant art scene it’s obvious to see the reason why. The aesthetic itself is a little harder to pin down but I definitely see the close proximity to Asia, especially Japan, as an obvious [&h
Base 10 is a Los Angeles furniture studio founded by woodworker Joshua Friedman in collaboration with Lindsey Muscato and is influenced by Frideman's experience in Japanese woodworking.
Mokkou Yamagen, headed by craftsmen Genki and Mizuki Nishiyama, really are artists at stripping back any unnecessary elements and letting the beauty of the wood shine through.
Montreal based designer Loïc Bard has taken it upon himself to experiment with shape starting with freely drawn sketches that are then carved out of wood directly and testing them in real life.
A new selection of lacquer coated spoons, forks, trays and others vessels handmade by talented Saitama based woodworker Hiroyuki Sugawara now available to purchase at OEN shop.
Eric Tine is based in Southern California where he set up his studio in 2013 that focuses on furniture and product design for the home, making clean and simple works that have a playfulness about them.