British shop, The 189 has been up and running since February 2012. Their store houses a number of beautiful houseware items, and this focus is the assortment of pieces that are now for sale.
Matthias Kaiser is an Austrian potter who studied at Parsons New York and Vienna University of Applied Arts. His apprenticeship was with Japanese master potters in Seto and Karatasu which would explain his style of product with its simplicity, assymmetry, and irregularity.
Mushimegane Books is a project started by Misa Kumabuchi, working out of her studio in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. All products are made by hand, and that will reflect in the unique results. Many items are to represent various earth surfaces and textures, so that’s why many of the bowls look like stone.
Tableware from Hornvarefabrikken are made in their workshop in Bøvlingbjerg, Denmark using methods that have been tried and tested for more than 200 years. The beginnings of the craft were rooted in the production of hornware – objects (mostly spoons) made from horn. The production has evolved over the century to include other housewares.
All selections available at: the 189 shop