Articles tagged Crafts


Chiharu Shiota's sculptures highlight the invisible networks that we're entangled in

PARIS – To coincide with Chiharu Shiota’s current exhibition, here we look at her textile creations and investigate the way she uses thread as a way to explore memory and belonging.


Artist Satorua Aoyama stretches the limits of expression through embroidery

TOKYO – Where They Create: Japan, photographer Paul Barbera's new book, invites readers inside the studios of Japanese creatives. Here, we meet embroidery artist Satorua Aoyama.


Translucent materials and fractal shapes sculpt unseen physical forces

NEW YORK – In advance of her upcoming exhibition in New York next month, here we see how Alyson Shotz’s sculptures reveal the natural forces that inhabit a space.

Butterfly Screen by Joris Laarman (Photo courtesy of Friedman Benda and Joris Laarman Lab)

Design Miami/Basel exhibitors fuse traditional crafts with cutting-edge technology

Top collectables fair Design Miami/Basel returned in June with a strong focus on mid-century-modern design.

Made from ash and sycamore wood, Matali Crasset's durable tableware collection is inspired by the rustic interiors of the rural houses.

We Trust In Wood by Matali Crasset

Matali Crasset unveils a collection of tableware handcrafted within the forests of France's La Meuse region.

Arsham's approach sees him working from sculpture to architecture, following a distinctive, materials-based process.

Formless Figures by Daniel Arsham

Artist and architect Daniel Arsham is a master of form, conjuring contemporary consumer objects into archeological artefacts and materialising ghostly figures in the most unexpected of manners. His …

At DesignMarch 2015, exhibitors exalted the wonders of nature in their product designs that were on show (pictured: Superfolk's camping stool being taken on an outdoor adventure).

Natural Tendencies at DesignMarch 2015

As spring fills the air in some parts of the world (though, perhaps not yet in Iceland), our thoughts return to the inspirational days of DesignMarch in Reykjavik last month. Products having natural …

Maiko Takeda sculpts ethereal silhouettes with eye-catching forms, as seen recently adorning the artwork of the digital release of Bjork's new Vulnicura album.

Q&A: Maiko Takeda

Maiko Takeda sculpts ethereal silhouettes with eye-catching forms. Her designs succinctly combine material clarity with a surreal sense of transformation, as seen recently in the artwork for the …

Alton Alvarez creates colourful works using his personally-developed craft of 'thread wrapping' (photo: Katrin Grejling).

Thread Wrapping by Anton Alvarez

The colourful, arched forms of Anton Alvarez, currently on show at Gallery Libby Sellers in London, are fine examples of the new craft that he has developed over recent years – the craft of …

Icelandic design studio Postulina creates a winter wonderland thanks to the duo's ceramic Christmas-tree forest.

Christmas Trees by Postulina

As the festive season commences, Icelandic design-duo Postulina adds a new feature to the winter wonderland landscape in the form of the studio's latest ceramic creations: snow-white Christmas …

A photographic exhibition at Dublin Airport celebrates the breadth of Irish creativity through a series of portraits of designers by award-winning Irish photographer Peter Rowen.

Design Island Exhibition at Dublin Airport

A photographic exhibition at Dublin Airport celebrates the breadth of Irish creativity through a series of portraits by award-winning Irish photographer Peter Rowen.

Designs from Nowhere was recently announced as the winner of the first ever Icelandic Design Award (photo: Börkur Sigþórsson).

Winner of the First Icelandic Design Award

At a glittering award ceremony in Reykjavik last week, the winner of the first ever was announced. The accolade went to the collaborative project Designs from Nowhere, and …

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