Object & Totem by Julianne Ahn

I suppose there’s no story behind Object & Totem, just a circumstance I found myself in during a time in my life of feeling incredibly vulnerable just having lost my job.  So, I decided to take a ceramics class, because it was the winter and I had time. It was very frustrating in the beginning…

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Ceramics by Karen Tinney

My background is in home product and furniture design; I attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and worked there designing professionally before relocating to Philadelphia for a new job. Throughout my schooling and in my spare time, my passion for fiber arts grew and I was always experimenting and learning new skills.…

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Lilies of Forgiveness and the tipping point by Alana Wilson

The Lilies of Forgiveness vessels were produced in collaboration with Régime des Fleurs, a Los Angeles-based fragrance company. I met Alia and Ezra a couple of years ago and we connected on a mutual appreciation and interest in art, history, and nature. Lilies of Forgiveness is a meditation on transcendence. The forms directly reference ancient…

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Seidla by Res Anima: tradition and fine porcelain

There are not many regions that have their own specialized drinking vessels to offer. The stein, however, is a world famous and esteemed object where Bavarian culture and way of life come together. Such objects act as traditional and regional constants. They thus produce cultural and individual value. When creating our stein, we stayed with…

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Burel Mountain Originals – from burel to pure design

Burel Mountain Originals products have a very special soul resulting from their origins and the way they are produced. It all starts with pure wool from sheep raised outdoors on the slopes of Serra da Estrela mountains. Wool that is sheared manually by the shepherds who raise them and then is handled and washed manually…

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Burel Mountain Originals: from the top of Serra da Estrela to burel

We were in 2010, in Manteigas, in the heart of Serra da Estrela. From the top, we thought in a special, unique and sustainable project, with a Portuguese soul and our feet at the Mountain that gave us life. There was born Burel Mountain Originals, reinventing the value and the wealth of the region, wanting to…

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Lane Marinho shoes and the importance of feeding the soul

I’ve been working for big shoe brands in Brazil for 9 years. It was a very important experience in the industry as a shoe designer: you have to stay close to the market and you have to work looking every day for the profits of the company. You are a little bit far from really…

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Sobre la mesa by Áurea Sian-ka’an

“Sobre la mesa” (On the table) emerges as an invitation. Eating is a basic and everyday activity, this collection was built with a prehispanic style, the intention was to design objects that bring you closer to the ritual. Thus, the Neanderthal aesthetic shape comes as a unique and organic feature. Wood carving and turning were…

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On Colours series and the value of craft by Philipp Weber

The ‘On Colours’ series is a continuation of my project ‘A Strange Symphony’. In that project, I created a special glassblowing pipe. Reminiscent of a trumpet, it stands for the allegory between glassblowing and music. While ‘A Strange Symphony’ is a performative and playful exploration of the process of blowing glass, ‘On Colours’ is more…

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Terracotta Water Filter by Studio Jose de la O

The object is inspired on the artifacts used to collect, store and serve water in Tlacotalpan – a beautiful town in the South East of México where I work, mostly organizing the Chair that Rocks workshops. Tlacotalpan had a very interesting tradition of water jar pottery, where they, very rustically, produced terracotta filters and containers to clean…

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