I want every one of these!!! I’ve fallen in love with wood all over again.
“The chief characteristic of handcrafts is that they maintain by their very nature a direct link to the human heart, so that the work always partakes of a human quality.” – Yanagi Sōetsu
Alex Devol of Wooden & Woven makes me want to fill my home with these gorgeous handmade pieces – spoons, bowls, cheeseboards, art, and other accessories. There’s something about handmade products – a distinct quality – that machine made, mass produced goods, no matter how beautiful, will never be able to replicate.
With works from a variety of wood – spalted maple, walnut, cherry, oak, ash, iroko – feast your eyes, my friends…
I believe in a simple, honest approach to design where aesthetics and utility are intrinsic. There is a distinct and individual quality in well made, slow made, and hand made things which begins with the story of their making and continues on with each use. The pieces you’ll find here are intended to be more than just utensils, they should mellow with age and make the otherwise mundane tasks of scooping, stirring & sipping handsome & homely.
We owe a lot to mass production, but machine made things are children of the brain, while hand made things are children of the heart. Assembly lines bring cheaper, more consistent and quicker results, but there is beauty which can only be achieved through making each piece one at a time.
We quite agree.