I’ve always been fascinated by designers who can take an ordinary object and turn it into something that’s visually different but still appealing. Design firm Dowel Jones has made this their mission and one they are still pursuing through their wonderful range of chairs, including bar st
I’ve been thinking of more ways in which we can leverage our platform and offer support to different studios making great work that have yet to be discovered or be highlighted in the West. When I spoke with Shirasagi Woodwork I was struck by their craftsmanship and ability to see past the traditio
For Kate Duncan, the idea of strong, high-quality handmade furniture made using traditional joinery techniques has opened up the whole world of furniture design. Based in Toronto, Duncan works from her studio to produce bold heirloom-quality furniture. Each piece is handmade using traditional techni
Mokkou Yamagen, headed by craftsmen Genki and Mizuki Nishiyama, really are artists at stripping back any unnecessary elements and letting the beauty of the wood shine through.
Andreu Carulla, a Spanish designer, is looking to explore materials and "old-school" techniques which has led him to adapt his Bernardes Collection design for the Japanese market.
After garnering some attention with her smaller woodworks Ariele Alasko has since progressed to interior design and has also recently produced sculptures that I decided to highlight here today.
Emily Forgot is a London based designer who has put her knowledge of the art, design and illustration fields to create a series of wooden relief assemblages that are geometric and bold.
Christian Hakansson, Rory Morgan and Kati Morgan is a group of young makers who are using natural materials to create clean looking woodwork that's simple in appearance but unique in construction.
London-based studio practice Forest + Found use wood, textiles and other crafts to create works of art that are inspired by architectural structures, ancient landscapes and cultural objects.
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.
In our last shipment from Fujii Works we tested the waters in regards to stocking their new tea containers, but thanks to their popularity we asked Kenichi and Minako Fujii if could make some more.
This new selection of works by Japanese woodworker Maiko Okuno includes some pieces which were an off shoot from her last, as well as a few restocks of items that sold out in the shop.