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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Giant Waffle Series by Hiroko Takeda

Inspired by the work of craftspeople of the past, the textile artist Hiroko Takeda blends experimental techniques with traditional Japanese weaving methods. In Giant Waffle series, she explores the sculptural forms of two-dimensional compositions, using organic and synthetic materials such as bast fibers, animal fibers, metallic and plastic yarns. The Beginning Hiroko Takeda: I was trained to create fabrics…

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Criteria series by Chiho Cheon

Chiho Cheon is a South Korean designer that takes inspiration from everyday life. His work is the result of observations and interactions in which everyday objects play an essential role. Criteria Series is a collection of 9 colorful pieces inspired by Seoul’s homeless population and their shelters, made out of cardboard boxes. As Chiho explains, cardboard…

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Celebrating 10 years of 0kcal handbag by Daniel Vieira

It is a special date for both the designer Daniel Vieira and Burel Factory: 0kcal handbag celebrates 10 years in the market while still maintaining its momentum and possibly achieving a very special position between Burel Factory’s most successful products. Made with Burel, 100% Pure Sheep Wool, the handbag’s design features a simple and geometric…

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Chair as Architecture by Corpo Atelier

‘Chair as Architecture’ is a design project developed by Corpo Atelier – an architecture studio established in Faro, southern Portugal, and founded by Filipe Paixão. Inspired by the ambiance of the Southern Portuguese cities, this chair, designed in 2016, is an exercise of architecture on a reduced scale: its lines mark facades such as a…

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Willow Baskets by Joe Hogan

Joe Hogan’s experience in weaving willow baskets is not from now. He has been making baskets in Loch in Fooey, Ireland since 1978, where natural willows have been grown and used on his creations ever since. After years of experience, Joe earned a reputation for making strong, durable baskets of the highest quality, and in…

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Âmago Sculptures by Domingos Tótora

When experiencing Domingos’s objects, there is a strong feeling of beauty and balance through nature’s colors and textures. His objects echo the Japanese aesthetic ideal of wabi-sabi, where everything has its place and imperfection is assumed as a constructive part of the work.

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New Field Vases by Billie van Katwijk

Billie van Katwijk’s work is most recognizable by her unconventional approach to objects, promoting inspiration through concepts usually completed by the user’s experience and thoughts. They often reveal her love for nature by highlighting the beauty of natural forms, colors and materials.In her ‘New Field’ project, Billie explores the poetic memories of a changing landscape,…

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Rice Straw objects by ARKO

Arko is a straw artist based in Tokyo who links the ancient and modern worlds of Japan using rice straw. By Hand-sewing rice straws, she creates wall-mounted artworks with sculptural patterns, bringing this ancient material back to our lives. The Beginning ARKO: I have always been fascinated with the day-to-day history of the Japanese people,…

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