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Barber & Osgerby’s Lanterne Marine

The project Lanterne Marine, designed by Barber & Osgerby, combines explorations of detailed handcraft with engineering; it expanded on their long-standing interest in nautical design, and their fascination with colour composition. The idea was to create a series of forms that in some way involved the layering and stacking of the famous Venini colours to create new, almost modular compositions.

Mifuko baskets, work from the hands and hearts of Kenia

The aim of Mifuko Trust is to support Kenyan artisans and to help them find work through better entrepreneurship skills. Mifuko Trust works with small workshops in the slums of Nairobi and with women’s self help groups in rural areas.

Corallo, formed by the weaving of stainless steel wire bent by hand

It is a nest of “coral” with irregular wide seat. The hundreds of welds are cleaned, brushed and then rounded to avoid sharp edges or roughness: a labor of such complexity and artistic craftsmanship to require an entire week.

What is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

Ring Maker’s tenderness and dedication

These days most jewelry is made by specialized machines. With this video IDIFILMS wanted to show the tenderness and dedication this artisan uses when he makes a ring. This is only a brush stroke to show what these jewel artisans are able to make.

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”.

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.

Embroidery hoop becomes a wall clock

A wall clock which is originated from all the tools to cross stitch. Just a quartz machine was added. The process itself becomes the object of contemplation where the tool to fix the embroidering canvas, becomes the frame for the clock and the embroidered motifs becomes the reference numbers.

Ovegaard & Dyrman’s handcrafted Wire Collection

The Wire Collection finds inspiration in traditional saddlery and metal work, and challenges the synergy and contrast in the use of materials. The honesty in genuine materials and the balance between functionality, ergonomics and manufacturing define Wire and reflect its purpose.

Soba. Trestle and bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative

Soba reinterprets the traditional bamboo bench, an object still used in lots of places in Japan and which became such an almost invisible object, by adding a twist in its construction to allow it to be easily assembled.

Fork clothing hanger by Buttur

Fork is a clothing hanger that utilizes materials and manufacturing in an unexpected manner while retaining minimal aesthetics and structural integrity. Its design has been stripped down to its essential elements while adding a hint of curiosity, resulting in a clean aesthetic.

Rimma Tchilingarian’s Colour Vases

With indus­tri­al­i­za­tion por­ce­lain reached the next stage of its ev­o­lu­tion. Less com­plex forms and pat­terns and more stand­ard­ized and prac­ti­cal prod­ucts evolved char­ac­ter­ized by smooth well-pro­cessed surfaces. The ob­jec­tive of the in­dus­try con­sists in manu­fac­tur­ing everyday ob­jects in se­ri­al pro­duc­tion. These goods are not dis­tin­guish­a­ble from each other any­more and cope with the need for norm­a­ti­vi­ty.

Sentayehu Teshale, a carpenter without arms

Sentayehu Teshale is a true craftsman. Sometimes you can see Sentayehu working in public around Addis Ababa. Sentayehu has been making stools in Ethiopia for over 20 years.

Memories of an Artisan | Kim Soo-Young & Gio Kisang

The 2013 “YÉOL Artisan of the Year” was awarded to master artisan Kim Soo-Young in collaboration with modern designer Kim Soo-Young. Together they raise the value of traditional crafts and modernise them for everyday use. Brass itself is a symbol of sophistication in traditional Korean culture.

To the makers and artists. A collaborative film crafted by 32 filmmakers.

Story & Heart is a video licensing platform and filmmaking community built by storytellers for storytellers.

Teixidors, since 1983

On their traditional wooden looms, they create unique pieces using the highest quality raw materials, such as wool, cashmere, linen, silk and yak. Manual looms enable them to create deliciously imperfect borders on their pieces. A wool blanket becomes a work of art full of nuances, reflecting the individuality of each weaver.

Making the Dragon’s Egg from Game of Thrones

They are Rextorn and they have made the Dragon Egg from Game of Thrones by using the technique of repousse, chasing and metal spinning.

A Letterpress Film

A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Traditional Pottery and Woodcraft Workshop by The Chair that Rocks

We invite you to participate in the first workshop organised by The Chair that Rocks, where through contemporary design, we will rescue techniques and re-interpret ancient objects from Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. In 7 days you can design and create two products.December 8th through 15th.

Frank Catalfumo, 91 year old shoemaker and repairer

He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael.

Reuse of plastic bottles. Pet lamps by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

In the Summer of 2011, on a visit to Colombia, he was invited to form part of an attractive project focussed on the reuse of plastic bottles PET. Hélène Le Drogou, psychologist and activist concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon, invited to give his point of view as an industrial designer on this problem.

As part of a group of creatives involved in this project, he could see that the pollution generated by the plastic bottles that we use every day is a problem that affects us on a global level. It was because of this that he decided to develop a project that would provide answers, from a design viewpoint, to this global issue.

Handmade Yorkshire – Tony Slinger Footwear

Today we present the first film of series based on hand made items within the Yorkshire region in the United Kingdom. The Series will explore the personal lives of the people and families that bring these items to life either for a hobby or profession.
Tony Slinger, a bespoke shoe maker spares his time to speak about his career history and the traditional methods used for producing some of Yorkshires finest leather shoes.


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