Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 09:58

Scarf by Kamawanu

Japanese Kamawanu is specialised in the making of tenugui, a hand-dyed rectangular cloth traditionally used in Japan as functional everyday housewares. OeO was approached by Kamawanu to help design new textiles for their international market launch. Drawing on the unique tradition of Japanese hand-dyeing techniques, OeO designed a graphic collection of vividly coloured scarves. Signature motifs include patterns with dots and stripes. The scarves also feature iconic ‘lucky symbols’ that add a twist of humour. Made from 100% cotton and produced in Japan, each scarf is rendered with a unique graphic characteristic since the dye produces different shades of colour depending on the weather, temperature and humidity.


Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 08:54

Leica Store Opening in Kyoto

Leica Store Kyoto Opening Reception from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

The Leica Store Kyoto held its opening reception on March 14, 2014. The store is located in the Gion district, which represents the rich history and culture of Kyoto that has more than 1,200 years of history.

At the same occasion Leica Camera Japan launched a new camera bag made in a close collaboration with OeO Design Studio, Japanese textile brand Hosoo and Yoshida & Co.


Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 14:20

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 09:39

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 17:09

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.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 10:17

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 13:40

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.


Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 15:06

Seasonal Greetings from OeO


Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 08:31

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 09:53

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).

Designmuseum Denmark
Bredgade 68
1260 Kbh K



Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 11:57

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


Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 14:42

Lustre Gabriel

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 14:42

Silver Edition

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 15:07

Indigo Gradient

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 14:54

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.



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