Friday, February 21st, 2014 at
Welcome to NIBBLE
Sharp gastronomic vision, humour and interaction are elements that drive the dynamic food experiences created by Bo Lindegaard and Lasse Askov, the pioneering chefs behind the Copenhagen food agency I’m a KOMBO. Their latest project is NIBBLE, a store featuring the world’s largest selection of independent food magazines and obscure culinary publications complemented by a carefully curated selection of other related items. NIBBLE will feature as a store but will also serve as an office for I’m a KOMBO. Hopefully, NIBBLE will inspire informal meetings and social networking across the creative industries.
To create the interiors of NIBBLE, I’m a KOMBO has partnered with OeO.
A key consideration for OeO’s design concept was durability in relation to materials and style. “The space must create a welcoming and almost edible atmosphere. A unique and tactile universe of international standing that is inspirational and provides a good contrast to other shops and restaurants in Kødbyen,” says Thomas Lykke, creative director of OeO. Wood is used throughout the design, and here OeO and I’m a KOMBO have teamed with Dinesen for the supply of Douglas fir used to create a 7-meter-long furnishing element and a custom-designed multifunctional and flexible wall cabinet system to display books, magazines and other products. This cabinet system is rendered with an attractive colour composition and a seemingly random pattern design in balance with the colours of the floor.
“On the whole, we have paid special attention to the colour scheme, visual surfaces and natural play of materials. The final touch is a ceiling lighting system, the Kyoto Float Lamp, designed by OeO for Stellar Works to resemble light clouds,” Thomas Lykke adds.
NIBBLE opened 19 February 2014. Høkerboderne 16, Kødbyen, Copenhagen. Opening hours: Wednesday 12-20 and Saturday 11-16 or by appointment.
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at
One minute wonder
One Minute Wonder 47 – Satyendra Pakhalé from Present Plus on Vimeo.
Our friend Satyendra Pakhalé is sharing his thoughts on design.
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at
Coffee break in Paris
Enjoyed at nice coffee break in Paris a couple of weeks ago at the newly opened Café Kitsuné. The small cafe is housed in a 17th-century building in Palais Royal, and sells premium coffee and tea as well as the brand’s accessories and music compilations. Visit the place, open seven days a week, at 51 Galerie Montpensier.
Friday, February 7th, 2014 at
Crisp and playful
Scarf by Kamawanu from OEO on Vimeo.
Today Japanese brand KAMAWANU is launching their Scarf Collection designed by OeO Design Studio at Ambiente in Frankfurt. Check our our small movie featuring the collection as well as the amazing hand-dyeing techniques.
Friday, January 10th, 2014 at
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2014
Designer of the year award went to Stellar Works designers Neri&Hu. We are happy and honoured to see guest judge fashion designer Victoria Beckham indulge in the Ming chair designed by Neri&Hu for Stellar Works.
Congratulation to Rosanna & Lyndon and to the Neri&Hu team.
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at
Wallpaper Handmade at Design Miami
The Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition that was recently on display across 12 windows at Harrods in London now travels to Design Miami where it will be exhibited from 4-8 December in Miami Design District. The Bespoke Desk and Accessories designed by OeO for Stellar Works and Japan Handmade are part of the exhibition.
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at
Design Wednesday event
Meet us today at Designmuseum Denmark for their Design-Wednesday event where we will be talking about OeO Design Thinking, Japan and our seven principles for great design.
It’s at 16.30 and there is no admittance fee (the event is in Danish).
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Monday, November 25th, 2013 at
Japanese Tea Ceremony in NY
Today Mr. Yusuke Matsubayashi, 16th generation of the ASAHIYAKI company, will be hosting a Japanese Tea Ceremony at Atelier Courbet from 6-8 pm at The Master Craftsmen’s Shop, 175-177 Mott Street, New York.
For more information please contact Ayako Mochimaru at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at
Lustre Gabriel – Château de Versailles from Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec on Vimeo.
Inspiration of the day.
The Gabriel Chandelier by Bouroullec Brothers, realized by Swarowski and installed in the Château de Versailles.
Friday, November 15th, 2013 at
Our Kaikado Objects Collection from Japan Handmade is now available in silver and was launched at House of HOSOO in Kyoto on 1st November 2013.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at
Our collaboration with Shuji Nakagawa for the Ki-Oke Stool has enjoyed extensive international media exposure. The latest addition to the collection is the Indigo Table designed by OeO and crafted by Shuji Nakagawa. The table fuses the fine tradition of Kyoto woodcrafting with Western sensibilities and features an indigo gradient table top.
Monday, November 11th, 2013 at
Tokyo Design Week 2013
For the fifth time we visited Tokyo Design Week. Highlights from this year were the Jin Kuramoto Studio Exhibition ” No pain, No gain ” at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace as well as the Any Tokyo exhibition in Aoyama. Any Tokyo featured a beautiful series of limited edition glass vessels by Outstock and a Sparkling Bubbles installation to celebrate Thomas Meyerhoffer’s new ‘Heritage Glass’ for Coca-Cola. Finally Nendo had a strong presence on this year’s show.
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at
HOSOO in the House
HOSOO and Stellar Works joined forces in 2012 with the launch of “House of HOSOO X Stellar Works” in an authentic old-styled building in Kyoto where the two brands showcase an inspiring and eclectic universe of furniture, lighting and textiles. The universe reflects the brands’ vision of bridging cultures and revisiting traditional crafts as well as it is an expression of how to create perfect harmony and balance, reflecting old-meets-new sentiments and the Japanese tradition for shadow play. On 1st November 2013 Stellar Works and HOSOO celebrated their one years anniversary during an event in Kyoto. Among the guests were DJ Verbal, celebrated fashion designer Mihara Yasuhiro and shoe designer Masaya Kushino.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at
Beijing Design Week 2013
China’s biggest annual design event, the Beijing Design Week, was held for the fourth time this year, from 26 September to 3 October 2013. Despite being design veterans we were “virgins” to the Beijing Design Week and it proved a good experience that offered new input and inspiration in surprising new ways – not so much for the design objects on show but more from the perspective of showcasing design as a creative tool to solve challenges and build awareness and cross-cultural relationships. One aspect we would like to highlight was the city’s art scene, which was highly inspirational and we spent nice and relaxed times walking from gallery to gallery. Last but not least, Thomas Lykke from OeO participated in the panel discussion hosted by Wallpaper* Magazine on 27 September, which aimed to explore whether international design may have something to learn from the richness and diversity of Chinese crafts, traditions and heritage.
Image above: art installation
The cross cultural exchange continued over at the The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in 798 Art District, where Wallpaper* hosted a panel discussion. Designers and industry experts – including architects Rossana Hu and Thomas Lykke – shared their thoughts on working in China and what the future might bring.
YIFU is a furniture collection designed by Dutch design studio Henny van Nistelrooy. The collection is inspired by traditional Asian garments characterised by their rectangular patterns and distinctive silhouettes.
Editorial director Richard Cook from Wallpaper* Magazine.
Shell and Rosanna Hu.
Dashilar Flagship store featured the collaboration between Dutch designer Sander Wassink and local shoemakers who gave new life and new style to old shoes.
Another project by Sander Wassink was the “State of Transience”. By using the relatively simple design archetype of a chair, Sander Wassink repurposes materials, making additions, subtractions and mutations, to suggest the impossibility of a final or fixed form. The goal is not a finished product, but instead a material history of combinations and constructions.