I was particularly taken aback by these beautiful vessels by Chung Hae-Cho, a Korean artist who applies lacquer and cloth in a number of different layers on top of a foam form.
Mie Yokouchi creates her urushi works by applying mugi-urushi (a mixture of flour and lacquer) on linen cloth and Japanese paper, here we feature a few photos from inside her workshop.
We commissioned photographer Shigekazu Shinya to capture OEN maker Maiko Okuno woodturning, applying lacquer, also sharpening and working with her tools.
Kihachi's goal is to incorporate high-quality Japanese lacquerware of affordable price in to our day-to-day lives, combining both skill and aesthetic beauty in to one complete package.
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.
Designed and made by hand in Hyogo, Japan these lacquer bowls by talented husband and wife duo Kenichi and Minako Fujii are beautifully crafted and light to hold in the hand.
Industryplus combines experimental industrial design techniques with artisanal craftsmanship, producing functional objects at an obtainable price that are still beautiful enough to cherish.
Japanese craftsman Yusuke Tazawa owns studio Think Forest! in in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture where he crafts these beautiful wooden trays. dishes and boxes by hand.
Sometimes you just come across those designers or makers that instantly click, those that marry your aesthetic sensibility with the qualities of the final object. When I first appreciated Maiko Okuno's works up-close this was my exact feeling, the beautiful forms that I saw in the photographs were n
In the next few weeks we'll have a brand new selection of lacquerware by Fujii Works arriving in store, I'm super excited as I've decided to extend the range a little and offer more goods in the lacquer department. I was originally nervous to include such a 'niche' product in our line-up, as you nev