Saturday, 23 September 2017

Alexander Devol

Today I share some of the beautiful creations and wisdom of Alexander Devol of 'Wood Woven'.

"I believe in a simple, honest approach to design where aesthetics and utility are intrinsic. There is a distinct and individual quality in well made, slow made, and hand made things which begins with the story of their making and continues on with each use.  The pieces I make, are intended to be more than just utensils, they mellow with age and make the otherwise mundane tasks of scooping, stirring & sipping handsome & homely.I find there is an inherent comfort and pride that comes from making things, but also in living with objects which have been made with care and time. 
When I drink coffee from hand made pottery I like to think of the clay as it was being thrown, I imagine the maker, the workshop, the mug taking shape.  When I drink from a paper cup I think of nothing." Alexander Devol

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bern Chandley

Australian Furniture maker Bern Chandley works on variations of the Windsor chair, this is his low back, stick chair, diner.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Fukai Umi I

Fukai Umi is a Japanese woodworker whose furniture looks like it is about to run away with the outward curve of one sides legs.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Luke Hope

Luke Hope has worked for many years in an office, after starting spoon carving he rekindled his love of design. Luke now hand carves wonderful sycamore tableware and takes stunning photographs of it.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Pontus Willfors II

Examples of furniture created by American artist Pontus Willfors who splits and contorts his timber, almost releasing it from the constraints of manufacture and crop timber to its natural free form.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Pontus Willfors I

Pontus Willfors 'Planks' are single planks of wood contorted to a tree form. Pontus explores how we now view nature as a product and creates art works that challenge this narrow and destructive view.

Thank you Spencer Byles