Studio Critical: is a Salford based studio creating tactile wooden objects. Designer and craftsperson Nick Vorstermans focuses the practice on using locally and sustainably sourced materials. His spoons, bowls, furniture other objects are handmade - many of them out of green wood salvaged from urban trees that were trimmed or fell naturally.
Studio Critical: sees craft as not just the art of making beautiful, carefully made objects; but as a form of protest. A protest against the mass-produced, mass consumed products that are clogging our landfills and whose processes are ruining our environment. By engaging with craft we are attempting to show people that it is possible to make usable, beautiful objects from truly renewable and sustainable resources. Craft demands that the maker respects their material and process in a human centred way. From using salvaged wood, to reusing our wood waste as mulch in the allotment, Studio Critical: is committed to having a low environmental impact.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.