We’ve been stocking works by ZIKICO since 2020 and are proud to introduce the KIYO series that just released for 2022. Besides the wonderful minimalist design, the special thing about this cutlery is the zirconia material that they are crafted from. Zirconia is produced from minerals that have
Ruka Kikuchi, also known by his nickname Lue, makes utensils and accessories out of brass in the Japanese city of Setouchi. Born in 1983 in Soja, a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Ruka trained to be a metalworker under his father Masaaki Kikuchi in early 2000. After a six-year apprenticeship, he
Founded in 1935, Hornvarefabrikken – The Hornware Factory – was set up by Peter Husted, a craftsman and visionary with great ambitions. He designed and made many of the spoons and tableware that are still sold by Hornvarefabrikken today. In 2007 designer and maker Sara Brunn Buch acquired Hornva
Just as the different clays in pottery bring a sense of depth and mystery, so does the weight and purity of a metal. I haven’t really discussed Takeo Suhara’s work in much detail due to the popularity of them. These beautiful brass utensils under his studio name ‘Yuta Craft’ really d
Just on the outskirts of Osaka is where Japanese metalworker Rieko Fujimoto resides, crafting tableware out her quaint studio. Thanks to her fascination with collecting classic metalworking tools, from hammers to files and even a tree stump used for hundreds of years to craft tools (see the last pho
SUMU Dinner Set in Black by ZIKICO Mix simple design with innovative materials and I am instantly hooked. That’s exactly what Japanese workshop ZIKICO have done in collaboration with talented designer Oji Masanori. The ‘SUMU’ Cutlery Series uses the material zirconia that’s derived f
I have spent the best part of 5 years pondering a way in which we can bring craft to more people. Searching for small avenues in the shop where we can place more industrial products, or to find a way to mix industrial design and craft to highlight the skills of a craftsman. It’s an […]
I’ve been swooning over some new arrivals by Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa that have just made their way in to the shop. Yusuke resides in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture and makes beautiful tools for daily life. Recently his speciality has been making pieces for the tea ceremony, which shows h
Functional design can sometimes be limiting in the fact that there’s only so much play in the shape of an object. Take bowls or plates as an example, it’s going be hard to break the mould and create a form that actually outside of the function that’s set in our mind. That’s w
We have now added a beautiful selection of spoons in to the shop, including the horn tea measure, horn olive spoon, and horn marmalade spoon handmade in Denmark by Hornvarefabrikken.
This week we received a new selection of work from the Danish makers at Hornvarefabrikken, known for making beautiful functional objects from their workshop in Bovlingbjerg.
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.