Last month a very interesting new Amsterdam-based platform for craftsmanship and design from all around the world was officially launched by its founder Tico Oudhuis – who’s also one of the founders behind VANOUDS, known for their beautiful handmade walnut tables. The new project named KOHEZI searches for beauty in the ordinary, finding inspiration in – as they state it themselves – clean design, dirty streets, nature life, city hectics, fresh flowers and old bricks. The first products available through KOHEZI are the fine Vørding gin, which is distilled in Amsterdam, jewelry by Berlin-based Simon&Me and finally the extraordinary pens by Y studio from Taiwan – which are incredible. The Taiwanese studio creates fine artifacts which can be used for a lifetime, and passed down from generation to generation. Their beautiful stationary collection is made from pure copper and brass, with a simple, minimalist design combined with elegant, pristine materials. The line includes two rollerball pens, a ballpoint pen, a mechanical pencil, a sketching pen, a pen container and a pen case.
We are madly in love with natural materials, e.g., metal, concrete, wood, leather, u name it. Most of these materials are heavily used in today’s industry, but are often under appreciated.
Tico Oudhuis’ KOHEZI was founded from a sincere love for natural materials, e.g., metal, concrete, wood, leather, cotton, glass, u name it. Although most of these materials are heavily used in today’s industry, they are often under appreciated. KOHEZI has the clear ambition to build a platform to change the overall perspective on these ‘common’ natural materials. They are building a collection of amazingly great, simple designs, made from nothing more than a piece of beautiful leather, solid copper, or rich walnut wood. By displaying and combining these products with each other they hope to bring back appreciation for these natural elements. If all products are as beautiful as the Y studio pens this shouldn’t be a problem in our eyes..
We are building a collection of amazingly great, simple designs, made from nothing more than a piece of beautiful leather, solid copper, or rich walnut wood.
Order the incredible pens here.
Keep track of all fine KOHEZI products here.