New at OEN Shop – Lighting by Japanese Studio Y.S.M PRODUCTS
Despite the lack of lighting in our shop it’s one of the most interesting areas of design in my opinion. The way light strikes an object ultimately plays with our overall perception, dictating the way we perceive and interact with it. I really enjoyed the work of Y.S.M PRODUCTS in Japan and I
Unapologetic Simplicity – Casa Meco by Portuguese Studio Atelier Rua
I have always been attracted to domestic spaces that make use of large open-plan and communal areas. It is perhaps the airiness and unencumbered space which gives a sense of effortless living that I really enjoy. Casa Meco, designed by Lisbon-based Atelier Rua, exemplifies this idea of effortlessnes
Floating in Space – No Vase Series by Studio Moisés Hernández
I have always been drawn to this idea of “emptiness”. I’m sure part of that comes from an inner desire to strip back and appreciate the simple things in life. Reducing complexity. It’s not that easy in this day and age with so many distractions all around us. I believe the in
Sublime Equilibrium – Slump Furniture by Paul Cocksedge
At Paul Cocksedge Studio, people come first. Whether they are creating useful products or developing architectural projects, every design is meant to respond to the human form and the way we interact with objects and spaces. Founded in 2004 by Paul Cocksedge and Joana Pinho, the London-based studio
New Feature – A Look Inside the Workshop of Akiko Ken Made
Even though some of our features are short and sweet, I think it’s important to see inside the maker’s studio and get a sense of their working methods. Seeing an object on the computer screen you sometimes fail to recognise the dedication, skill, and human connection behind such craft. For this
Artful and Useful – A Collection of Ceramic Objects by Light and Ladder
Light + Ladder is a selection of objects handcrafted in Vermont and designed by Farrah Sit that reside somewhere between functional, sculptural, and architectural with an element of craftsmanship to boot.
Fabricating Movement – Sculpture by German Artist Lotte Thuenker
German sculptor Lotte Thuenker takes much of her inspiration from the movement in the water, as well as the hulls of boats or shipwrecks eroded away and looks to present this in her own work.
A Human Approach – Archetyping Furniture by Studio Destroyers/Builders
Destroyers/Builders are a Brussels based design studio who focus on how design can link to our senses, such as touch and sight, also how these connect with certain cultural values.
Orientating the Circle – Modular Tables by Canadian Designer Ben Barber
Ben Barber's main theme is exploring the character of shapes, looking to challenge conventional and established design archetypes and approach them with a new mindset.
Perpetual Pattern – Herringbones Dyed Wood Furniture by Studio Raw Edges
When producing this collection of furniture London based studio Raw Edges were heavily focused on both textures and patterns when applying a series of dyes to a light natural wood.
Refractions & Abstractions – Photography of Interiors and Objects by Coppi Barbieri
It takes a special set of commercial-style photography to get me out of my seat and excited, but this is exactly what happened with these photographs that I'm highlighting today by Coppi Barbieri.
Distilling Ideas – Ridge Kitchen Glassware by Design Studio Visibility
The Ridge Kitchen series by Visibility began as a selection of porcelain tools for the kitchen, later in collaboration with Areaware they worked with glass artisans to bring this series to fruition.