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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

‘May day’ portable lamp, by Konstantin Grcic for FLOS

Konstantin designed the Mayday lamp to be a tool. It has a practical handle which incorportates the on/off switch and two spikes to wind up the 5 meter long cable. A big hook on the end of the handle comes in helpful to install the lamp wherever needed. The big white funnel is at the same time reflector and protector. Its smooth polypropylen plastic gives off a warmly diffused light and is strong enough to absorbe any bashing.

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.

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.

Generated flower vase. Combination of digital technique & craftsmanship

When wicker is produced, craftsman has wove one by one manually along the mold. Kunikazu Hamanishi thought if we can create different kinds of molds, craftsman would be able to weave various shaped wickers.

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.

Salt sculptures carved and eroded by a cow

Small salt sculptures carved by bruna own cow, random position and observation time are the main factors that define the shape of the sculptures are exposed and subsequently eroded by the cow until they disappear.

Maja Mesic, Boya Crayons

Crayons Boya present an innovative approach to drawing, their shape being direct result of research in drawing ergonomics and function. Unlike the restrictive form of pencil-shaped drawing tools, Boya’s tear-drop form has been devised to allow more natural and expressive hand movement. Furthermore, the shape possesses a tactile, sculptural quality which invites use and experimentation.

Ostrich Pillow 100% Hand made in Spain by Studio Banana Things

Ostrich Pillow is a revolutionary power-napping device designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian. It has been designed to allow you to catch some sleep whilst on the go, it is filled with special silent silicon micro-beads to enhance sound reduction whilst remaining light-weight. Its smart adjustable elastic ring allows power-nappers of different sizes to use it comfortably. The carefully sourced fabric is extremely soft, making you feel cosy enough to literally drift away anywhere.

Roly Poly Chair, constructed from layered, high gloss fiberglass

Each of the new pieces has been developed as a clay maquette before being rendered in layered fibreglass, chosen as a medium for its tensile strength and sculptural qualities. Surfaces are polished smooth in places, left raw and untreated in others; the resultant textural dialogue is carried across into hand-woven yarn throws and the graphic, contoured Play tapestry – an abstract image derived from an infant’s building blocks.

NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) – Silo Studio

They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.


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