MUJI recently hosted an exhibition featuring Japanese craftsmen at the Fifth Avenue Flagship Store named "Tatazumai", which can be translated as "shape" or "atmosphere".
A short post to introduce our newest feature on Japanese woodworker Eiji Hagiwara. Born in Tokyo, Eiji Hagiwara now works out of his studio in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture.
A new addition to the feature section is a piece on Japanese woodworker and craftsman Hiroyuki Sugawara, who creates out of his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Brent lives and works in Vancouver, and uses wood sourced from surrounding areas to communicate how he experiences nature and what it means to him through these materials.
Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what's come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
A beautiful selection of woodwork by Japanese craftsman Masahiro Endo at OEN shop, who uses the natural landscape around him as inspiration for his crafted designs.
Formerly a musician, Korean maker Jong-Sun Bahk creates minimalistic furniture of exquisite craftsmanship, having a unique ability to clear away all excess and exclude adornment.
We commissioned photographer Tatsuji Nagase to capture OEN maker Yusuke Tazawa making the popular 'coffee spoon' from start to finish in both zelkova and cherry.
His preferred style is ‘minimalist’, using a simple design which allows the wood to express its own qualities. This often includes natural edges, knot-holes and other natural imperfections.
We commissioned photographer Shigekazu Shinya to capture OEN maker Maiko Okuno woodturning, applying lacquer, also sharpening and working with her tools.
Based in the Cumbrian countryside, Jonathan Leech has created a new selection for OEN shop in 2015 that are functional in form but have a fantastic rustic edge.
American photographer Jake Stangel has been out and about in San Francisco documenting the makers of the area, including a sign maker, a woodworker, a luthier, and ceramicist.