Situated crafts — knowledge, skill and workmanship
The Origem Comum platform is a natural progression for The Home Project Design Studio. Since 2004 we have been working with artisans to preserve and transform vernacular practices. This still ongoing work of immersion into different territories has given us insight into the relationship between natural landscape, climate and the people in those places.
Origem Comum (Common Origins) is a work and research platform that shows just what can be achieved with the thousands-year-old heritage that is shared by humans and the land. We research, take into our programme and create simple utensils that return artisanal knowledge to everyday practice. We value objects that improve with time and usage; sometimes they are reworked into more contemporary versions, other times they are merely rescued from oblivion. They are things that are made by hand and for use by the hands and provide a conscious experience of the world.
Through the Origem Comum website (www.origemcomum.com) we share our work, we run an online shop that makes handcrafted goods easily accessible and we publish a newsletter for unique sales and updates. We also have a studio located in Lisbon, which you can visit by appointment.