Industrial Designer turned Indie Designer John Cho Moore shares the relevance of craft in design.
A Letter Opener Made of Old Letters by PLANT
“The technique we use to make the blade of each opener is a cool combination of digital carving technology and traditional handicraft. The outline of each blade is carved out of a big sheet of the material using a digitally driven CNC milling machine, at a tiny workshop in upstate New York, and then each one gets sanded, buffed, oiled, and polished by hand—and put together with the handle pieces and swivel screw—here in Brooklyn.”
Andes house is one of the most compelling design offices I have ever come across. A beautiful marriage of design and craft driven by curiosity, understanding, and pure creative passion. Their “Made in mimbre” collection was inspired by the local culture and natural resources of Chimbarongo, Chile.