Tag: "craft"

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.

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.

Fabric collection inspired in Oaxaca’s context

Diario is a project that search for everyday objects from all around Mexico.
Mexico has a lot of tradition in making fabrics and that is why Moisés decide to travel to Oaxaca, there he met Felipe and José, they are two of four brothers that has the business of making fabrics since they were kids, he met them in their workshop in a lonely neighborhood.

Heather Lawson, Stone Carver

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

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.

Tannic Acid by Steven Banken

Tannic Acid or Iron oxide in liquid form is applied on the materials. One element is applied on the material that contains the other element naturally. Two totally different materials will have a striking change into approximately the same color.

Else by Michal Fargo

Else is a project dealing with the gaps between craft and design. The aim of this project was to create different and authentic ceramic surfaces. By creating a different working technique that does not require molds she was able to design free forms that are not restricted by parting lines and pouring points, she was also able to get different and diverse surfaces. By using sponge models and dipping them into especially composed porcelain mix the mold was eliminated from the process and a new kind of surface was created.

The chair designer, the story of Holger Drews

Holger Drews is a character. Growing up in the sixties and seventies had a huge influenceon him, fully emerging into the hippie movement and living life in it’s extremes. He became on of the shining figures for the movement in Denmark, but his biggest passion stayed the designing of furniture, especially chairs.

Power of making by Victoria and Albert Museum – Crafts council

What do words like “craft” and “skill” mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer. This film delves into the working lives of four makers.

The Distiller – Made by Hand

A visit to the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition. Founder Brad Estabrooke talks about starting from nothing and the imperfect process of perfecting a craft. His experience bears a lesson for us all: knowing you could fail brings you that much closer to success.

The carpenter by Deep green sea

Man part of society, wood part of the tree. Parts that co-exist and form the Whole.

Dry the river 3D fly posters by Xavier Barrade

Dry the River created these huge 3D paper-craft horse posters in collaboration with FOAM/Sony Music creative Xavier Barrade to promote the new UK band.


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