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Self Generating Forms by George William Bell

George William Bell’s work is defined by constant research and innovation of materials, and stands on the fine line between art, crafts and design. Combining glassmaking techniques in non-traditional formats and deconstructed forms, George William Bell’s work highlights a clear balance between the skill of the artisanal will and the autonomous expressions of materiality. Self…

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Estudio de un cuadrado 2.0: Anónima by Carmen M.

“Anónima” means anonymous, the chosen term by Carmen M. Castañeda Díaz to express a concept of work behind her own name. It is a concept based on Haute Couture embroidery, artistic experimentation, and the recovery of craft techniques. Estudio de un cuadrado 2.0 series integrates Anónima by cm’s work and concept, by exploring the memory…

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It’s Now or Näver by Emma Dahlqvist

It’s Now or Näver is a project developed by Swedish textile designer Emma Dahlqvist that investigates different ways of applying textile design to birch bark. Through processes of material manipulation, such as laser cutting, origami, and pleating, the birch bark, originally a solid and rigid material, is reinvented and transformed into a soft and dynamic textile.…

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Azorean Loop by Octavio Barrera

Working between Barcelona and the Canary Islands, Octavio Barrera is a Canary born designer with a special interest in primary materials and creative explorations. His ‘Azorean Loop’ project, represents an exploratory journey in the Azorean Islands, Portugal, where Octavio Barrera revalues the souvenir model through the landscape and crafts of the place itself. As he mentions, this project…

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Paper Objects by Cecilia Levy

Cecilia Levy creates sculptures, objects, and installations, using paper from old books. Her work material often reveals traces from the passage of time as well as marks from previous readers. These ‘used’ elements all contribute to the expression of her final paper objects: three-dimensional sculptures merging different stories while creating their own narrative. The Beginning…

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Buit x Gandia Blasco by Mayice Studio

Mayice is a multi-disciplinary studio with its headquarters in Madrid founded by architects Marta Alonso Yebra and Imanol Calderón Elósegui in 2014. Over recent years they have worked on interior design projects and objects that have been exhibited at the design weeks of cities such as New York, London, and Milan. For their creations, they…

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Ceramics by Wenqi Liu

Inspired by human feelings of fragility, sensibility, and imperfection, Wenqi Liu plays with materials and techniques to develop unexpected artworks with porcelain and textile. In all of her works, she integrates her skills of textile design into her work as a ceramist and lets us discover her delicate collection of ceramic textures explored through different…

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Copperglass series by Silva Sancho

Copperglass is a series of glass objects designed by Silva Sancho, a young Portuguese designer with a strong interest in materials and their boundaries. This collection constitutes the result of a material challenge involving Glass and Copper – copper wires used as subtle color notes in clear transparent glass. The Beginning Silva Sancho: I must…

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Ceramics by Guido De Zan

Guido De Zan is a Master of Ceramics who has been developing his craft since 1975, time when he began his research in the field of ceramics. Using mainly stoneware and porcelain, Guido creates both sculptures and functional objects strongly influenced by Japanese and of Northern European aesthetics. There is a feeling of serenity and…

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Split Series by Shinkyu Shon

Split Series by Shinkyu Shon is an artistic expression of the Eastern and Western cultures, by utilizing two different materials: split pine logs and stainless steel. The latter symbolizes modern western materials, while pine trees were usually used as the main pillar of traditional Korean houses. Shinkyu Shon: In Split Series, I wanted to talk…

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