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 email@example.com
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.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at
Stellar Works Rugs
Stellar Works Rugs Collection from OEO on Vimeo.
Our Rugs Collection for Stellar Works is uniquely influenced and inspired by the time-honoured traditions and craftsmanship of hand-knotted and dyed rugs that reach back thousands of years among the weavers of Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan.
A modern interpretation of an ancient design typology.
Please take a moment to enjoy.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at
We came across this amazing tea ceremony setting by Jeff Da-yu Shi on Designboom presented during Beijing Design Week. Jeff Da-yu Shi is the founder of Dragonfly Studio and has spent almost 2 years working with renowned craftsmen to realise new ways of working with bamboo. The collection is dedicated to craftsmanship, culture, sustainability and innovation and aims to reinterpret traditional Chinese design with fresh contemporary details.
Read the full feature on designboom.
Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at
Wallpaper Handmade X Jaguar X Harrods
Wallpaper* Handmade, the must-see exhibition during Milan’s Salone del Mobile, has made its London debut at Harrods where a spectacular ‘best of’ presentation topped up with five unique new pieces produced in collaboration with Jaguar will be on display across 12 windows in the iconic Kensington store from 4 October until 22 October 2013. Around 80 of the Wallpaper* Handmade pieces from the last four years has been selected among others the bespoke writing desk and accessories designed by OeO for Stellar Works and Japan Handmade.
Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar runs from 4 October until 22 October at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL.
Friday, October 4th, 2013 at
Don’t miss the Carl Auböck exhibition at Sigmar in London from 11-24 October, every day from 10am to 6pm at 263 Kings Road.
The exhibition showcases 150 pieces from four generations, 120 years of working in brass and original paintings executed by Carl Auböck II while at Bauhaus in the 1920s. Preview and introduction by Carl Auböck at opening reception 10 October from 4-8pm.
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at
Norse Projects Stoflighed from Norse Projects on Vimeo.
A homage to Danish design, renowned Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat offer the incredible Tundra and Tonica fabrics from designers Erik Ole Jørgensen and Georgina Wright respectively, applying them to a couple of skate classics as well as the PK80 daybed and PK91 folding stool from Danish architect Poul Kjærholm. Available at norseprojects.com from 28 September.
Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at
The gentleman’s valet is one of the latest additions to the Laval Collection that now moves into the master bedroom with an extensive range of news. The Laval Collection designed by OeO perfectly merges French luxury and Scandinavian simplicity into a bold and fresh expression – a great example of the cross cultural design philosophy at Stellar Works.