According to Industrial Design report Afam News, OHI is a pilot project that rethinks — from a contemporary point of view — the basque movable heritage. it aims to investigate, innovate, update and disseminate some objects and pieces of national cultural heritage, as well as all the work behind them: materials, craftsmen, manufacturing, and history among others.
‘Through this project we want to recover and disseminate knowledge about the basque cultural heritage and its relationship with the habitat, both to the public and to professional agents adjoining the world of design,’ comments OHI. ‘working around traditional elements that society has forgotten, we want to reflect on its updating and around the needs and uses that can be covered in today’s society.’
For this project, OHI has collaborated with students, creators, craftsmen and designers during the basque design project workshop. the central focus of the workshop was creation and product innovation based on new manufacturing methods, digital craftsmanship, sustainability and the recovery of missing or disappearing objects, techniques and trades.
OHI wants to be an independent design collection that recovers and disseminates the basque movable heritage adapting, it to the present. to do so, it is based on the dialogue with the experts, through collaboration with contemporary designers such as silvia ceñal design studio, pedro galdón de basque ceramic design, estudio primo y muka lab y manufacturers and craftmens like zurjole, comme des machines, lufe, aleix&quim among others. the definitive collection is compound by 11 pieces related to home include the bread basket ogi, eguzki trays, argizaiola lamp, bat tableware or lolo flowerpot.