Trendland recently joined Ketel One Vodka in the Lower East Side’s Projective Space, lovingly toasting the best craftsmen of today in celebration of the vodka brand’s Modern Craft Project. The new initiative seeks to find and nurture top craft brands from around the world. Representing the best in modern design, the current initiates are
Erik Bjerkesjo is a new design talent engaged to traditional craftsmanship. Originated from Stockholm, he mastered in advanced footwear design at Polimoda. Bjerkesjo’s works consists of men’s shoes and menswear collections, with a common denominator great attention to detail. Fine leather, precise threads and characteristic almond-shaped soles is the signature of his footwear collection. Managing [...]
Feit‘s silent protest to keep the craft alive is note worthy on so many levels. Since 2005, the small team of shoe makers dedicated to the art of hand-sewn shoes have been catering to individuals and retailers with a taste for customization. After two years of an exclusive online presence as artists of traditional shoe [...]
Straddling the line between craft and art, Adi Zaffran Weisler, a designer and graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, enters the debate between craft and art with his series RAWtation. Fusing the industrial process of rotational molding with the use of raw and un-hewn wood, Zaffran encases these organic foundations in a [...]
Yii was started by the Taiwan Craft Research Institute to stimulate a more creative conversation between Taiwanese designers and traditional craftsmen. The collection revolves around 3 main themes, Inspired by Nature, Cultivation and Sustainability. It’s the result of 15 designers working together with 20 master craftsmen and went on show at the salone di mobile [...]
Discovered from our Submit Page, Crafted UK is a British organization, funded by the American Express Foundation who aims to foster a sense of entrepreneurialism and commercialism amongst craft businesses and give them a set of unique opportunities that will help them grow and develop their businesses.
Studio Formafantasma is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and was started by product designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin who met while still at school and collaborated on their masters thesis project at the Design Academy of Eindhoven. Their combined love for classic craftsmanship has
London College of Fashion graduate student , Sarah Williams MA project untitled “Crafted Fashion” is a beautifully crafted and inventively designed luggage collection. “Historically exceptional craftsmanship was the norm now it is the exception.”
Gord Peteran is an artist known for what he calls furnitural sculpture, a distinct line between furniture design and sculpture. “He is a kind of philosopher of furniture with a weakness for visual-verbal puns,” said the New York Times, “Viewed against the background of traditional craftsmanship his works may be surprising, but in the context [...]
The BDDW showroom in SoHo carries unique hand crafted furniture. Qualities such as focus on material, close attention to detail and a clean design have propelled designer and sculptor Tyler Hays to the forefront of his field.
Seattle based artist Micheal Leavitt is making a statement with cardboard. He is using a material as frivolous as cardboard to create life size sculptures of objects that relate directly to sub-cultures of people. I was calling it Pop Art but I think Safe Art may be a better category for it. One could argue the use of the word Art in this equation at all. I mean we all know how large and fanatic the sneaker heads …