Sunday, June 24, 2012


Exploring the relationship between craft and modern industry and questioning the role of handmade in a mass produced world, the project from Simon Hassan is still fantastic.
He has continued to use his method of traditional leather working and has hand crafted 400 objects which can be bought from a coin operated vending machine.

All the pieces are moulded in the forms of mass produced objects such as coke bottles or tack to be found in pound shops. Each object is made from boiled leather, polyurethane resin and linen thread.

Also referencing a long lost technique of boiling leather from medieval times 
Tortie Hoare lets the form of the boiled leather dictate the outcome of her furniture.

Re-used trend: updated tables by Mo Man Tai

Second hand tables are updated with an etched stainless steel tabletop, nice!

Mo Man Tai