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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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One Curve Chair by OBJECTS WITH NARRATIVES

Their name is OWN (OBJECTS AND NARRATIVES). There are no mysteries or metaphors behind it – they want to design objects that deliver an emotionally compelling experience. We all know Steel can be difficult to work with, mainly because of its cold and raw aesthetics. But OWN accepted this material’s condition and created One Curve…

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Âmago Sculptures by Domingos Tótora

When experiencing Domingos’s objects, there is a strong feeling of beauty and balance through nature’s colors and textures. His objects echo the Japanese aesthetic ideal of wabi-sabi, where everything has its place and imperfection is assumed as a constructive part of the work.

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New Field Vases by Billie van Katwijk

Billie van Katwijk’s work is most recognizable by her unconventional approach to objects, promoting inspiration through concepts usually completed by the user’s experience and thoughts. They often reveal her love for nature by highlighting the beauty of natural forms, colors and materials.In her ‘New Field’ project, Billie explores the poetic memories of a changing landscape,…

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Rice Straw objects by ARKO

Arko is a straw artist based in Tokyo who links the ancient and modern worlds of Japan using rice straw. By Hand-sewing rice straws, she creates wall-mounted artworks with sculptural patterns, bringing this ancient material back to our lives. The Beginning ARKO: I have always been fascinated with the day-to-day history of the Japanese people,…

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Stratum Ceramic series by Yoon-Young Hur

Yoon-Young Hur is an architect and ceramist based in Seoul and New York, whose work is recognized by her experiments on materiality, form, and site-specificity. Her Stratum series is a collection of ceramics focused on the exploration of specific concepts such as delicacy and vulnerability, related to the process of working with ceramics and their…

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Clareira project by Emma Cogné and Mariana Campos

Clareira is the result of a workshop at Museu de Arte Popular, Lisbon made by two designers: Emma Cogné (French) and Mariana Campos (Portuguese). In collaboration with basketry weavers, such as craftswoman Ana Paula Abrunosa, they learned the braided techniques and created Clareira – an object portraiting a space of intimacy with soft borders. The Beginning…

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Passage Rugs Collection by Vanessa Barragão

Being born and raised near the seaside, in the South of Portugal, Vanessa Barragão has always been captivated by the Sealife. Her work is characterized by complex, rich and beautiful coral reef elements, combining craft and recycled materials into sculptural objects. In Passage project, her focus is not specifically on sea life, but particularly on the…

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Brick’s Reflection Chair by destroyers/ builders

Destroyers/Builders is a Brussels & Antwerp based design studio founded by Linde Freya Tangelder with the objective of exploring sensory relevance and cultural value in small and big scale objects. Brick’s Reflection Chair is no exception, reflecting on the sentiment behind man-made materials along with the contrast between warm bricks and cool, silver-colored aluminum. The Beginning…

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