INTRO

OHI DESIGN PROJECT

OHI is a pilot project to rethink the Basque movable heritage from a contemporary point of view. 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, history…

Through this project we want to recover and disseminate knowledge about the Basque cultural heritage and its relationship with the “Habitat”, both to the general public and to professional agents adjoining the world of design. 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. We also want to strengthen the attachment of the different creative collectives towards culture and heritage. For this, the participation of the general public, creators, and students in the process that has been launched has been taken into account.

Work is being done around creation, product innovation based on new manufacturing methods, digital craftsmanship, sustainability, the recovery of missing / disappearing objects / techniques / trades … and other challenges arising from these issues.

OHI wants to be an independent collection of design that recovers and disseminates the Basque movable heritage adapting it to the present, based on the dialogue with the experts in it, through collaboration with contemporary designers and open to contributions from people who want to participate in the translation process.

A process through which to investigate the capacity that design can have in other sectors such as trades, tourism, training, and ultimately, the economic and social impact that would contribute when reinventing satellite activity adhered to it.

OHI is a pilot project to rethink the Basque movable heritage from a contemporary point of view. 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, history…

Through this project we want to recover and disseminate knowledge about the Basque cultural heritage and its relationship with the “Habitat”, both to the general public and to professional agents adjoining the world of design. 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. We also want to strengthen the attachment of the different creative collectives towards culture and heritage. For this, the participation of the general public, creators, and students in the process that has been launched has been taken into account.

Work is being done around creation, product innovation based on new manufacturing methods, digital craftsmanship, sustainability, the recovery of missing / disappearing objects / techniques / trades … and other challenges arising from these issues.

OHI wants to be an independent collection of design that recovers and disseminates the Basque movable heritage adapting it to the present, based on the dialogue with the experts in it, through collaboration with contemporary designers and open to contributions from people who want to participate in the translation process.

A process through which to investigate the capacity that design can have in other sectors such as trades, tourism, training, and ultimately, the economic and social impact that would contribute when reinventing satellite activity adhered to it.

Ohi Design Project
SECOND EDITION · 2018-2019

#2 COLLECTION

FIRST EDITION · 2017

#1 COLLECTION

Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa
Habic - Basque Habitat and Contract Cluster
Interreg POCTEFA
Rutas singulares