Copperglass is a series of glass objects designed by Silva Sancho, a young Portuguese designer with a strong interest in materials and their boundaries. This collection constitutes the result of a material challenge involving Glass and Copper – copper wires used as subtle color notes in clear transparent glass. The Beginning Silva Sancho: I must…Read more "Copperglass series by Silva Sancho"
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…Read more "Ceramics by Guido De Zan"
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…Read more "Split Series by Shinkyu Shon"
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…Read more "Pineskins by Studio Sarmite"
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…Read more "Slice Series by Studio Jeong Ho Ko & Hyoungho Park"
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…Read more "Ceramic Series by Cecil Kemperink"
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…Read more "Giant Waffle Series by Hiroko Takeda"
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…Read more "Criteria series by Chiho Cheon"
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…Read more "Celebrating 10 years of 0kcal handbag by Daniel Vieira"
‘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…Read more "Chair as Architecture by Corpo Atelier"