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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