With a powerful line-up of artists and designers from all over the world, this year we met some talented people. In October we celebrated artist month with a host of makers and creators sharing their favorite pieces.
Early into the year we met up with Isatisse who blends her illustration work for both home and fashion. We caught a video with another Hong Kong-based illustrator Kat J. Weiss, whose playful color exploration and absurdist cartoon-like illustrations are mischievous and exciting. Don’t forget to also check out Jacquelin Tam who moving pictures speak through atmospheric inky depths, and Vickie Chan.
Kat J. Weiss
Isabel Tong is the artist behind Isatisse, blending fashion design with illustration and homeware. In our interview Big Hair to Bean Bag Chair you can find out more about the character of Abel with the big red hair!
Vickie Chan uses illustration and surface pattern design for a unique range of homeware, fashion and stationery items.
From black and white abstractions with Peter Yuill to colorful geometric shapes from Angela Johal, there were plenty of painters and artists who showcased their work on NONAGON.style this year. Make sure to check out our video with Elaine Chiu.
Elaine Chiu is an artist creating watercolors of city urban streetscapes. Already receiving awards, her paintings have fostered a lot of attention for capturing the local city spirit.
California-based painter Angela Johal takes inspiration from the psychedelic movement of the 60s, and paints using music to guide her with colors and style. Find out why the living room is the best room to paint in and how Johal ended up with an ample supply of chairs.
Ann Marie Coolick
When you think of urban art, there are many different forms. Brooklyn-born Stern Rockwell focuses on human forms in curves and lines, while Japanese artist Suiko blurs the lines between eastern and western designs.
Pottery is not just a piece of clay, says ceramicist Kei Kawachi, who likes to make dishes for serving food beautifully. Blurring the lines between technology, art and sound, artists Liat Segal and Roy Maayan created ceramic plates that are decorated using sound.
Liat Segal and Roy Maayan
A ceramic artist from Japan, Kei Kawachi finds pottery to be more than just a piece of clay. As an intermediary between humans and nature, the shape shifting nature of clay appeals to Kawachi, seeking to find form in each ceramic piece he makes.
From cake molds featuring architectural forms by Dinara Kasko, to Jun Anzai lacquerware created according to traditional Japanese style, there are many designers and makers this year showing cool and quirky designs — taking inspiration from all around the world. See how Pinyin Press designer Sarah Armstrong draws on daily activities for ideas.
Hailing from Scotland, designer Sarah Armstrong is inspired by Art Deco looks as well as sights and sounds from Shanghai.
Architect Dinara Kasko enjoys using different layers and cake molds to create structurally intriguing pieces that taste as good as they look.