Posts Tagged ‘italy’

WHAT THEY WERE THINKING: QBISM

The connection between designer Qunetin Nghiem’s line QBISM and the work of Cubists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Robert and Sonia Delaunay is clear. After all QBISM = Quentin + Cubism. What you might be […]

INTRODUCING: MARIOS

Founded by designers Mayo Loizou and Leszek Chrnielewski, MARIOS began in Japan 2001 with the two on a quest for texture. After opening a flagship store in Tokyo in 2005, the team moved operations to […]

INTERVIEW: SILVIA CURZI OF VIC MATIE

Located in Marches, a traditionally industrial region of Italy, the Vic Matié showroom is situated in the ancient brickworks of Serra dei Conti. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Vic Matié’s creative director […]

JUST IN: SUPER SUNGLASSES

SUPER have some serious bragging rights when it comes to sunglasses. They spearheaded the trend of acetate frames, use Zeiss lenses for the highest level of protection, and are made by hand in Italy. It […]

INTRODUCING: DELL’EST

Launched in Milan in 2007 by Korean-born designer Sung Kim, Dell’Est (of the East) is the newest addition to OAK with three new takes on the classic leather backpack. All Dell’Est styles are handmade in […]

INTERVIEW: TIFFANY TUTTLE OF LD TUTTLE

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tiffany Tuttle attended FIT, worked for Givenchy and Rebecca Taylor, and studied footwear design in Milan before launching her own line of shoes – LD Tuttle – in 2005. […]

INTERVIEW: CINZIA ARAIA

OAK: Being from Italy – a country with a longstanding history in art and design – what influence have you found in your home    environment? Who are some of your favorite fellow designers, both Italian, […]