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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Masaomi Yasunaga | Empty Landscape at Libby Leshgold Gallery

Masaomi Yasunaga is a Japanese Ceramics artist who has a Master’s degree in environmental design from Osaka Sangyo University where he was taught by Satoru Hoshino, a proponent of the ceramics group Sodeisha – a group characterized by biomorphic and slab-built geometric forms with an emphasis on the sculptural as opposed to the functional. Following…

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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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Kustaa Saksi | First Symptoms at Galleri Format

Kustaa Saksi is a Finnish artist and designer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, fascinated by visual delusions and rich color palettes. Using a traditional Jacquard weaving technique, Saksi combines natural fibers such as mohair, alpaca, cotton and wool with rubber, metal, acrylic yarns to create digital to analog textures. Kustaa Saksi’s exhibition presents three unique…

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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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Furs series by Renata Jakowleff

Renata Jakowleff is a glass artist living in Helsinki, whose work delves into the immaterial and optical qualities of glass. Furs is a series of compositions and sculptural objects consisting of small pieces of glass and stainless steel, that together form patchworks full of bright glass expressions, according to the light conditions and viewer’s perspective.…

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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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Jean-Pascal Flavien | Heavy Metal Chairs at Etage Projects

Jean-Pascal Flavien’s solo exhibition ‘Heavy Metal Chairs’ explores the dichotomy between a design object [the chair] and the saturated mood of heavy metal music. The design approach, based on problem-solving and object solutions, meets the heavy metal’s feeling of guilt and suffering, represented by the music genre of the two songs that accompany the show…

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Barbara Gittings Ceramics

After working in the fashion industry as a designer, Barbara Gittings soon began exploring clay and its potentialities as an alternative medium. With a pattern cutter mindset, the Brighton-based ceramicist merges the power of the cut with new balances and forms inspired by the chaotic yet perfect geometry in nature. Inspiration Barbara Gittings: The geometry…

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