Artecnica elevates the purpose and value of everyday objects by using design to enchant, inspire and transform, collaborating with the likes of Tord Boontje, Hella Jongerius and more.
Artecnica is a Los Angeles based design company that collaborates with the most established and emerging international designers to create inspiring decorative objects for the living environment. Committed to considering issues of environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing, Artecnica products are often made with recycled materials and transported in easy-ship flat packages, thus reducing the company's carbon footprint.
Artecnica's Design with Conscience program works with artisan communities in developing countries to produce unique handcrafted objects that reflect indigenous skills. This humanitarian approach supports shared work and profit across borders, cultures, races, and religions. For Artecnica, design is a catalyst for change, providing an opportunity to help transform the global landscape.
London-based designer Stephen Johnson explores mythical worlds where horses ride on the backs of dogs and mirrors transform into large gift bows. He must take a lot of notes when exploring, because his fanciful design perspective easily transports the observer to these dreamlike landscapes. As a fan of kitsch and ornamentation, Johnson creates designs that meet our cognitive needs. Many of his products take one down memory lane. Small figurines, flashy retro pendants and old bedtime stories seem to be a source of inspiration for Johnson. He is quoted as saying, "My work appears at first glance to be a playful reference to the functionless - each piece a flamboyant procession of splendor and excess, mere celebrations of the lovely, nice and pretty. Yet aside from visual effect, such objects provide creative ground to consider our need for escapism in our everyday lives."View other products by Stephen Johnson