New in the Shop – Ebony RaysTray by Mori Kougei
Today we profile the wonderful RaysTray made from ebony wood by Mori Kougei. Handcrafted in Japan by Hiroyuki Mori, Mori Kougei uses the traditional skill of inlaying thin sheets of wood to create these striking functional objects for the home. The deep, dark colour of the ebony has hints of purple
New at OEN Shop – Handcrafted Lacquerware by Tomoaki Nakano
Exquisite Japanese Lacquerware by Japanese Craftsman Tomoaki Nakano After the rare arrival of Fumihiro Toda’s pottery we now have a special release of lacquerware by Tomoaki Nakano. We have represented Tomoaki for many years now, but due to his popularity in Japan taking part in many big exhib
New at OEN Shop – Indigo Dyed Trays by Mori Kougei
Indigo Dyeing at the Mori Kougei Workshop I paid homage to indigo and its properties in OEN Issue 2. On a visit to highly regarded indigo-dyer Toshiharu Furusho’s studio he taught me the history behind indigo and how it is vital to the Tokushima area in Japan. So when I discovered the work of fell
Tactility & Composition – TRAY by Finnish Designer Lotta Nieminen for AKTTEM
This object titled TRAY by Finnish Designer Lotta Nieminen is a storage system that's an interesting twist on a basic serving tray, when disassembled the different mats can be used in a variety of ways.
New Maker at OEN Shop – Woodwork & Lacquerware by Mutsumi Goto
This week we received new work by craftsman Mutsumi Goto. His studio sits at the foothills of Mount Asama, and he uses these natural surroundings as inspiration for his woodwork.