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Cabana Studio

Bespoke Collaborations

OWN introduces its latest chapter where we collaborate with some of the leading independant talents of the contemporary design world.

Their bespoke objects are available only by request.

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Meet Mircea Anghel

Mircea Anghel is an internationally acclaimed artist and designer based in Portugal. His practice celebrates natural processes where every piece is made by hand that have either been salvaged from storms or responsibly sourced. Found around the world, the materials carry a story that Anghel cultivates. Born in Romania, Anghel graduated from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management. He previously worked at a hedge fund before pursuing his passion for collectible design. Anghel has been based in Herdade da Barrosinha in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

How I work - Richard John Seymour

Lose Control Sideboard

The object is made from a Metal Volume that has been spontaneously shaped by an explosion, and hand treated to reach a soft touch. Part of a series of three furniture pieces, Metal Volumes have been exploded at various energy levels in a sequence of crafted detonations. These elements have been treated to reach a completely unique aesthetic and feel. The process and the inherent uncertainty of the outcome is a defining element of the work.

The production of the explosions takes place in the Portuguese countryside with a team of explosive ordnance experts, and has been recorded into a film directed by Frederico Velez. “We are not able to control anything but our attitude regarding life, and even that is at some point uncontrollable. Lose Control is a liberation of energy, a constructive loss of control”.

Mircea works in a 1000 sqm studio space in Herdade da Barrosinha, in the Alentejo region of Portugal, with a vast outdoor area giving room for the exploration of new ideas.

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