It was the architect Louis H. Sullivan who first coined the term ‘form over function’ back in 1896. This principle states that the form of a specific design or object should be chosen based solely on its intended function or purpose. Dutch artist Aldo Bakker follows this principle in all
A maker of much fascination to me is Japanese lacquer artist Genta Ishizuka. He has used this traditional material to convey some of the contemporary ways in which one can explore this art form and bring joy and curiosity through it. To say Ishizuka had a great 2019 would be an understatement. Not o
These lacquer boxes stocked at OEN shop show that Japanese woodworker Tomoaki Nakano is truly a master of his craft and has honed his technique throughout the years.
Last month we released the work a new maker in to the shop by the name of Tomoaki Nakano, a lacquer artist based in Fukui Prefecture. We are happy to release a second shipment of his work.
A new maker called Tomoaki Nakano has found his way in to the shop and we're very happy to release a selection of his beautiful lacquerware that's handmade at his studio in Japan.
Any customers waiting for the large service spoons and forks or the smaller renge spoon by Atelier Tree Song will be pleased to know that they are now back in stock in the shop.
These new boxes by Fujii Works are back in at OEN shop and come in small and large and have been handmade with a horse chestnut lid by Japanese woodworkers Kenichi and Minako Fujii.
The fantastic short film by Seattle-based filmmaker Taylor Hawkins explores the work made by a series of talented lacquer craftsman in Aizuwakamatsu, a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
New work by Akihiko Sugita, a young craftsman who respects the traditional values of lacquer production, but at the same time looks forward to create modern shapes and finishes.
We had some beautiful sunshine this week, so it seemed about time I updated some of the photographs of the objects made by husband and wife team Fujii Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
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.