Thursday, 21 March 2019

Sano Misato

Sano Misato 佐野 美里 is a Japanese sculptor who carves dogs of every type, shape, and size.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Stefaan De Croock

Stefaan de Croock collages scrap timber into portraits sometimes for exhibition and other times as giant pieces of graffiti.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Ivana Daniskova

Slovakian designer Ivana Daniskova has taken her initial moss bed (above) to a new extreme of moss appreciation with her moss furniture. In reality, I feel this could be enjoyed in an autumn or winter garden in full waterproof clothing, though I can apreciate the beauty of this delicate damp upholstery.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Plastic Whale

Plastic Whale is the worlds first commercial plastic fishing company founded by Marius Smit, has partnered with Vepa and Lama in a wonderful project, where they use litter gathered from Amsterdam's canals to create some amazing furniture

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Sophie Rowley

Sophie Rowley bonds denim offcuts together and carves them into furniture that has a unique marbled quality.
" The decline of nature's raw resources increasingly forces us to work with non-virgin materials as opposed to extracting even more of our planets finite goods. Seeing wastestreams as a future quarry, a starting point rather than an end point therefore became the mission of this study." Sophie Rowley

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Boris Maas

'The urge to sit dry' is a graduation piece by Boris Maas highlighting the consequences of global warming.

“why can't we do something about the endless stupidity of the unawareness for the upcoming disaster as like climate change?” Boris Maas

Sunday, 27 January 2019

K Studio

K-Studio makes these recycled cabinets which are interesting in terms of anthropomorphism to me, as they either look like they are half dressed for a party or that they are returning to the wild from whence they came. Either way, I think they are both fascinating and beguiling. Thank you

"It gives me a lot of pleasure to completely renovate and restore this furniture, which has been discarded after years of loyal service and ended up in a deplorable state. I am absolutely not interested in the value of the oak, the inlaid veneer or the copper fittings, but the history that they carry with them. They have already spent several lives there and you can see that.
I like to use a variety of techniques, to play with the application of materials in a free manner and to find the tension between dreams and reality every time." Kien Hertoghs