I always love to discover new design and creations and was thrilled to have Fabian introduce me to his amazing collection of beautifully designed objects, Ensomono. Working with amazing skilled craftsmen throughout Europe, Belgian designer Fabian Franzen founded this design label in 2012. Enso means "circle", mono means "object" in Japanese language or is associated with "one" or single" in most Western languages. The brand name reflects the Japanese approach and aesthetic of the objects as well as the unique qualities of the pieces.
According to brand: "Ensomono recognizes that everything is connected in one way or another. This is what the recurring circle of ensomono represents: going full circle in terms of linking the past and the present, materials and techniques, designers and makers, to finally connect people of different backgrounds and places through contemporary craftsmanship."
This sense of unity is also maintained on a different level: within ensomono each individual is equally important, and even though most artisans are used to working silently in the background, they are now given a more appropriate place as part of the process."
Utilizing quality materials, pure simple forms, as well as outstanding craftsmanship from the joint efforts of artisans throughout Europe, Ensomono fuses traditional craftsmanship and modern processes to bring us a timeless collection of contemporary objects. Just want to collect all these pieces!
All images from Ensomono