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Ceramics by Wenqi Liu

Inspired by human feelings of fragility, sensibility, and imperfection, Wenqi Liu plays with materials and techniques to develop unexpected artworks with porcelain and textile. In all of her works, she integrates her skills of textile design into her work as a ceramist and lets us discover her delicate collection of ceramic textures explored through different…

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Azorean Loop by Octavio Barrera

Working between Barcelona and the Canary Islands, Octavio Barrera is a Canary born designer with a special interest in primary materials and creative explorations. His ‘Azorean Loop’ project, represents an exploratory journey in the Azorean Islands, Portugal, where Octavio Barrera revalues the souvenir model through the landscape and crafts of the place itself. As he mentions, this project…

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Copperglass series by Silva Sancho

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…

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Formafantasma | Cambio at Serpentine Galleries

Cambio (meaning ‘change/exchange’ in medieval Latin cambium) is the name of Formafantama‘s latest exhibition at Serpentine Galleries in London. This exhibition represents a sample of an ongoing investigation made by the Italian duo Formafantasma about the extraction, production, and distribution of wood products. As referred by Serpentine Galleries, the title of this exhibition ‘also references…

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Ceramics by Guido De Zan

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…

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Split Series by Shinkyu Shon

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…

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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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