Design Stories

Vases Collection by Gilles Werbrouck

After working in the Fashion Industry for 4 years, Gilles Werbrouck decided to open his own studio, where he focuses on Knit produced with unconventional material or dead stock collected from fashion designers at the end of each season. The choice of working with Knitted textiles and materials results from their versatility regarding textures, choice of…

Read More

Building Shapes by Anaëlle Renault

Building Shapes is a project developed by Anaëlle Renault, focused on the meeting of two very different materials: concrete and textile. When interacting together, these materials suggest a rich exploration of forms and textures, highlighting both the softness and the hardness, the colorful and the colorless in a single sculptural piece. The beginning Anaëlle Renault:…

Read More

Xiaoying Zhou: Irregularity and uselessness in Ceramics

Xiaoying Zhou is a ceramic artist exploring the possibilities of the form and its aesthetics. Irregularity and uselessness are the most common themes in her work, showing the beauty of unexpected shapes and materials mixed with clay. The Beginning. Xiaoying Zhou: I have studied painting, jewelry design, and product design in which fields I present…

Read More

Leathered bowls by Junsu Kim

When observing Junsu Kim’s objects, we can definitely notice a different perspective. The objects’ shapes and textures present different layers of a soft yet resistant material: leather. You really have to look closely to notice how this organic material was carefully but intuitively applied through different layers. The result is a series of strong and…

Read More

MY LITTLE ICELANDIC PONY by Emdal Studio

Touch, soft embrace and body memory. These are the matters explored by Signe Emdal – a Danish master artisan and designer in fiber materials crafting soft textile concepts since 2007. It can be said that Signe Emdal’s work transforms ambiances and emotions into material constructions with physical textile tools, focusing on creating a smoother way…

Read More

Lawless stool: embracing irregularity through craft by Aratani Fay

Lawless Stool is a furniture series developed by the collaborative design studio Aratani Fay – a design duo composed by Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay. This series is a poetic statement against the industrial design world: on the one hand, it has the knowledge of craftsmanship, the methods. One the other hand, there is chaos, but a beautiful…

Read More

EBBE: porcelain bowls by Anna Badur

EBBE is the German word for low tide. EBBE is a series of porcelain bowls made by the Berlin-based designer Anna Badur, where the pattern is caused by gentle water movements – the results are inspiring unique patterns. Anna’s work is driven by an experimental approach and a passion for materials inspired by nature. Nature…

Read More

SEA ME: sea algae yarn by Nienke Hoogvlietand

How about using bio materials to replace plastic objects? Nienke Hoogvliet decided to research the use of a bio material – seaweed – to create a more sustainable solution in the textile industry. She researches how to use seaweed as a sustainable textile dye and how to create a sustainable seaweed yarn. This research was developed after the…

Read More

SOLID VOIDS by Birgitte Due Madsen

SOLID VOIDS was created as a series of objects made by gypsum to be part of the exhibition Hotel Charlottenborg at Kunsthal Charlottenborg curated by the accomplished team behind Ark Journal during 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen. The result of this series is an intersection between art and design, a deep reflection of light…

Read More

Posts navigation