At Field, A Global Redesign of the Basics by

Issue 97 · Autumn in Japan · November 7, 2013

At Field, A Global Redesign of the Basics

Issue 97 · Autumn in Japan · November 7, 2013

A new online store and international design collaborative, Field specializes in practical household objects that age well and will remain relevant for years to come. Founders Jonah Takagi, Oscar Diaz, Daniel To, Emma Aiston, and Jonathan Hale Nesci are designers located at different ends of the world who came together to have shared platform. The objects they create are made in the US by a network of manufacturers and independent craftspeople. Read on to see their first collection.

Product from the Field Shop I Remodelista

Above: A cutting board, pen holders, and other products from Field. Photo via Core77.

The Magnifier from Field I Remodelista

Above: Daniel To and Emma Aiston—a design duo from Rosewater, South Australia, who go by Daniel/Emma—created the Magnifier, a combination magnifying glass and paperweight housed in a bronze case; $145.

The Hex Cutting Board in solid American Maple Wood I Remodelista  

Above: The Hex Cutting Board is made in Pennsylvania of American maple and designed by Jonah Takagi ; $115.

Loop Bottle Opener by Field I Remodelista

Above L and R: Fabricated in Milwaukee, Oscar Diaz's Loop Bottle Opener is cast steel with a satin finish; $35.

A Penpot made from Reclaimed Yellow Pine by Field I Remodelista

Above: The Penpot by Daniel/Emma is made of yellow pine sourced from old vinegar barrels; $80.

Brushanger made in Berlin for Field I Remodelista  

Above: Some of Field's offerings extend beyond the collective's own wares. The Brushanger, a hanger that folds to become a clothes brush, is an update of a 1930s design; it's made in Germany by the Berlin institute for the Blind; $75.

 A Leather Mousepad by Field I Remodelista  

Above: The Leather Mousepad by Daniel/Emma is cut from vegetable-tanned bridle leather and has hand-dyed and burnished edges; $110.

Trusco Toolbox from Field I Remodelista

Above: A Japanese hardware store staple, the Trusco Toolbox is manufactured in Japan of blue enameled steel; $85. 

Bookends designed by Emma & Daniel for Field I Remodelista  

Above: Daniel/Emma's Bookends are machined from a single block of soapstone; $165 for the pair.

For more, go to Field and read and interview with Jonah Takagi at Nothing Major.

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