Pineskins by Studio Sarmite

How can pine bark, normally considered a by-product of the wood industry, become a valuable material? Sarmite Polakova has been investigating its potential and producing leather-like materials with infinite application possibilities. Some of the results can be seen here. The Beginning Sarmite Polakova: Discovering the flexibility of the pine tree bark was a coincidence during…

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Slice Series by Studio Jeong Ho Ko & Hyoungho Park

Slice series is the result of a collaboration between Studio Jeong Ho Ko and Hyoungho Park (Frnkl Design Studio). These two Seoul based designers developed a collection of stainless steel seats and side tables, whose forms represent the balance between tension and relaxation. Although slice series’ pieces appear unstable or uncomfortable, this sharp collection was…

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Ceramic Series by Cecil Kemperink

The Dutch artist Cecil Kemperink creates ceramic chain sculptures using hundreds of interconnected ceramic loops. With a minimal and peaceful color palette, Cecil’s work is based on the exploration of ceramic circles, forming together delicate and fragile chain sheets. These simultaneously heavy and bulky structures play with rhythm, form, movement, energy, and sound. The Beginning…

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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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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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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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