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WASARA, made out of bamboo and bagasse

WASARA was born from a desire to design tableware that perfectly complements the dishes you serve and creates a heartwarming and comfortable setting, even though it can only be used once.

Finding Balance, Herman Miller Collection

The enduring designs of the Herman Miller Collection strike a balance between seemingly contradictory ideas: aspiration and accessibility, sculpture and engineering, elegance and informality, beauty and comfort. Not the least of these is its delicate balance of craft and industrial processes.

Alabaster

A set of alabaster areas within a stream for 5 years erode differently depending on the situation and the force of water.

How a Bicycle is Made (1945)

A film released on 1945 talking about the design and manufacture of bicycles. Set in the Raleigh bicycle factory in Nottingham, UK and filed in the (and propery of) British Council Film Collection.

From the engraving on the copper plate through the acid bath to the printing process in the press

Artist and illustrator Ugo Gattoni presents his first drypoint etching, made in the Urdla print facility in Villeurbanne (France). Edited in December 2015 by Sold Art online art gallery, this dreamlike composition featuring some references to his girlfriend Sybille’s anatomy, as well as Escher’s perspective work.

Aalto vase, still crafted by its original mouth-blown process

Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase is one of the most famous vases in history. Designed in 1936 for a competition at the Paris World’s Fair, Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto anonymously entered and won the competition for his vase under the pseudonym “Eskimo woman’s leather breeches”.

Frugal Collection Cape Town

Hannes Schreckensberger and Célia Picard founder of Franco-Austrian design studio Celia-Hannes stayed six week-long in Cape Town – the World Design Capital 2014 to collaborate with local craftsmen from limited resource areas of Cape Town.

Upcycle of a glass bottle

LaFlor Lamp combines the upcycle of a glass bottle with the design of a lampshade in copper in order to revive the lasting beauty of a lamp.

Akari Light Sculptures (1951)

Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcraft and modernist form. The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.

Design & Play with Hand Moulding Plastic

Basically Caprolactone thermoplastics are long chain polymers that can be formed and molded when heated. The good thing about these polymer is that it only takes 60oC to melt the materials making them very good for modelling and sculpting using hot water or a hand held heat gun.

A tabletop of extruded aluminium with a minimal profile

Inspired by the work Oscar Tusquets and Lluis Clotet have carried out for Bd Barcelona since the early 80’s Konstantin Grcic has designed a wing-like table top using extruded aluminium profiles. Table B spans a maximum length of 3,6 meters and comes with three optional substructures in solid oak, stainless steel or artificial stone.

Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988)

Isamu Noguchi, born in 1904 in Los Angeles to the Japanese poet Yone Noguchi and the American writer Leonie Gilmour, studied at Columbia University and the Leonardo da Vinci Art School.

K.H. Würtz, father and son team of studio ceramists

Würtz style is simultaneously contemporary in design and archaic in the crafting. It’s been described as timeless but is also future-oriented in the way it supersedes both heavily floral traditional fine china dinner sets and early 21st century minimalist white faience.

Desk made of solid oak, offering a real storage solution

Metis is a compact desk made of solid oak, offering a real storage solution. This desk helps you keep your workspace tidy and organized with three drawers, one secret compartment and two lidded sections. Metis not only hides the wires and the electric cables, but it also comes equipped with several compartments for storage.

Crafting the Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A9, Active Speaker System

B&O PLAY’s active speaker system, BeoPlay A9, which integrates an all-star line-up of dedicated components with provocative design to create a complete sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.

Lamp bodies created with a magnetic rubber, founded through a blend of ferrous powder and silicone

Project Play comprises of a series of table lamps, with each object made by a standalone machine. Aiming to create new value between object and user, honest focus and magnification is put on the manufacturing process.

LE KLINT’s pleating ladies

The Klint Trust Fund was established by Jan Klint in 1972 and still plays an important role in the company’s financial infrastructure. The foundation grants yearly scholarships to young, up and coming architects and designers.

Noah Klocek, a leading designer and art director in the animation industry

When Noah was young he imagined that he would spend his life in a small cottage in the English countryside painting and drawing alone. Yet he has found that collaborating with others has been the greatest joy and made him a far stronger artist than he could have ever been on his own.

Another Country’s wooden stool manufacturing

Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture by hand in workshops in the UK and Portugal. They believe in good design, longevity, sustainability and quality at fair prices.
In Portugal they manufacture one hour south of the beautiful city of Porto. They filmed one of their visits to show you how their stool is made…

Heather Lawson, Stone Carver

A glimpse into the life of master stone carver, Heather Lawson.

Pots, trays & vases created by mixing metal dust with plaster and eco-resin

The RUST range is composed of pots, trays and vases created by mixing metal dust with plaster and eco-resin (Jesmonite). No two items in RUST are the same: the collection is entirely hand-made and the metal dust oxidation gives each product a unique texture, varying in colour and intensity.

BENCHMARK, passionate about craftsmanship and design and totally committed to sustainability

Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran founded Benchmark in 1984 with a dream of creating a craft based workshop that produced furniture on a scale that would provide customers with high quality, beautifully designed furniture made in a responsible way and at a reasonable price.

Thisispaper is crowdfunding the renovation of their new studio and shop

Whatever amount of money you gather, it will definitely support their project. There is no pressure to fulfill the entire goal. They are thrilled to receive whatever you contribute. Every contribution counts!

Candy Guitar

Studio Joran Briand was approached by Ateliers SeeWhy to initiate their project ‘a designer, a guitar’ which proposes to associate design and lute-making.

Corkigami, a seat made entirely out of cork

Cork is sustainable, natural, lightweight, quite strong, flexible, warm… All these attributes make cork a unique material. Corkigami aims to take these properties to the limit, and also refers to the process of making 3D objects from 2D materials. They choose cork as sheet material to make this shell construction simply using this technique.

A collection of screens, televisions, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed for Samsung

Serif is a collection of screens, televisions, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed for Samsung during the past two years. A television that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens.

Human hair as an alternative to diminishing natural materials

What if you could use human hair as an alternative to diminishing natural materials? Studio Swine travel along the Hair Highway to explore the hair trade and its potential as a future resource.

A lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs

Roof tiles is a lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs. The metal sheet is bend and covered with Burel felt worked in order to make reference to the roof tiles, recreating the comfort and protection roofs offers to buildings.

Stefan Diez’s Yard Furniture Collection for Emu

The ultra lightweight frame of Yard furniture is made from powder coated aluminium, whereas the seat and back is made from elastic straps guaranteeing an extraordinary comfort abandoning the need of additional cushions.

Coca-Cola “The Perfectionist”

There is no question that Coca-Cola is a successful & iconic beverage, one which many believe to be the “perfect” product. Their goal with this spot is tell a true & timeless story of substance in order to humanize the concept of “perfection.”

Randy Weflen and Wefi Surfboards

Wefi is a West-Coast board builder featuring custom hollow western red cedar boards. They fully-custom air-chambered boards are an entirely different type of ride. Constructed from natural elements found on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, their boards provide a melding medium that unite the rider with the energy of the wave.

Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair’s Manufacturing by Cassina

The Zig Zag-chair is a chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. It is a minimalistic design without legs, made by 4 flat wooden tiles that are merged in a Z-shape using Dovetail joints. It was designed for Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina.


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