Series of Sculptures by Antony Gormley

I’d like to start my content for the week with the fantastic work of English sculptor Antony Gormley who has been working in the field now for almost 40 years. Browsing over his personal website you can just see the dedication he has for his craft, with such an expansive collection of sculptures I was really spoilt for choice. As you can see in the imagery I’ve brought across below Antony is quite consumed with the idea of recreating the human …

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Collection of work by Tapio Wirkkala

After visiting the studio of Mari Andrews in yesterday’s post I’ve kept my nose to the ground in the search for another super creative individual and thankfully I stumbled upon the website of Finish designer Tapio Wirkkala. Now Tapio is unfortunately no longer gracing this earth since his passing in the middle of the eighties, however he has left behind him an expansive array of designs that have in some cases come to typify what …

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Carl Auböck, In the Workshop

Hopefully this post will get you very very inspired, the photography featured here is pretty astonishing to say the least and I’m very lucky to be showcasing it to you all today. As you probably know from previous posts I’m a big fan of Carl Auböck and his creations, it’s great to look back at these past designers and see their influence, also to see how they used to work and what methods they used to use to make these items. I doubt …

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Designed Objects by Carl Auböck

After searching through the Leslie Williamson archives on her blog I came across this fantastic photo from the Handcrafted Modern book of the stuff on Walter Gropius’ desk. As I was routing around for more information it struck me that a fair few of the objects on the desk, mainly the stone and brass pieces, were made by the one and only Carl Auböck. Carl was an Austrian designer and painter he’s regarded as one of the most accom …

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Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder

In my article on CY Twombly a few weeks back I promised that I’d explore the works of Alexander Calder sometime in the near future. That day is today, I’m going to shed some thoughts on the individual, why he inspired me and also use this post to present some wonderful works that he’s created in the past. His mobiles were what really struck a chord with me, I saw a selection at the …

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A Mixture of Furniture Works by Jean Prouvé

Last night I went on a bit of a knowledge jaunt and sent myself back in time to find out about previous designers, philosophers and thinkers, something I’ve found myself doing more and more of over the past year. My library of design books is slowly reaching the realms of uncontrollable, but I can’t bare to part with them as they offer an abundance of inspiration on a regular basis. One book I’ve yet to acquire is about …

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Sori Yanagi, Kitchen and Tableware

Today I found myself exploring the life and works of one of the most famous product designers in Japan, Sori Yanagi. It was sad to hear when he passed away at the age of 96 late last year, but at the same time I couldn’t help but marvel in his achievements and stature. An incredible human being that played an important and fascinating role in Japanese modern design, helping to kickstart the economy after World …

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Tajika Haruo, Ironworks

I’m always fascinated in crafts and different aspects of design, particularly those ones that are handcrafted. Japan seems to be a big influencer and has some great individuals creating fantastic work in the ceramics, furniture and metal work fields. Today I picked out Tajika Harauo ironworks, they have been producing handcrafted scissors in Ono city Japan for over four generations. They’re a father and son team …

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Admiring the Work of Barbara Hepworth

After delving into the archives of ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu almost two weeks ago I felt it would be fitting today to admire another creative from the past, this time visiting the work of sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Those of you who are familiar with Barbara’s work will acknowledge we are delving a little further into history with her passing in 1975, however I don’t think her creations are particularly dated, more timeless in …

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