Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Tracey Deep

Australian artist Tracey Deep makes constructions from flora, sculptures that draw on basketry, weaving and other crafts to create displays that play with the lines of the plant matter used and then interplay with the environment and light.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Mana Ohoka

Himmeli are very popular in Japan because of their minimalist elegance and design, this one is by Mana Ohoka.

Miyuki Shimizu

This morning I found the work of Miyuki Shimizu a creator of Himmeli Mobiles and structures. I like their simple geometric elegance and the shadows they cast and also wonder about the possibilities of incorporating elements of them in furniture design. 
The word Hemmeli originates from the Swedish word for sky or heaven. Himmeli are a traditional Finnish mobile decoration that is traditionally made out of straw, or reeds.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Julian Watts IV

A unique hand carved bench by Julian Watts, that resembles both a small, strange, compelling creature and a piece of beetle bored or a wasp nest.This bench has been selected as one of the 30 finalists for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize this year. It will be featured at the Design Museum in London opening May 3.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Tom Philipson II

Above is a detail of one of the Space Landing Tables 2014, by Tom Philipson where the legs were carved from individual timber pieces to look like joints.

Below are two more examples from this series of tables where Tom has explored carving other fake joints. 

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Kota Fukunaga

Turned birch wood vessels by Kota Fukunaga,
"My inspiration for these pieces comes from the beauty of nature in Hokkaido where I live. All the materials were sourced locally as Hokkaido is covered with birch forests and this is reflected in the finished piece."

Monday, 26 February 2018

Sarah Kaye Rodden

Sarah K Rodden studied Fine Art at Newcastle University,during which time she met Anthony Caro in his studio.
Sarah explored 3D design in a larger and more conceptual way while working for important creatives including Thomas Heatherwick, Ilse Crawford and Faye Toogood, spanning the disciplines of installations, public art, and interiors.
These sculptures are elegant sculptural assemblages with elements that can be rearranged.