CraftedbyOitenta

Sustainable handmade objects for contemporary life

A Coruña, Spain

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I'm Rafa, product designer and maker dedicated to making special handcrafted objects for design lovers; individuals and professionals. Objects that blend contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship.

I work so that my products connect both with your needs, your values and your way of life. I work for those who share my philosophy in which what matters is not owning more things, but more special ones.

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Best regards,
Rafael Fernández
design + making

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2021

Welcome!
I'm Rafa, product designer and maker dedicated to making special handcrafted objects for design lovers; individuals and professionals. Objects that blend contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship.

I work so that my products connect both with your needs, your values and your way of life. I work for those who share my philosophy in which what matters is not owning more things, but more special ones.

* Shipping cost is included for orders from Europe, United Kingdom, United States and Canada

* Join my design lovers newsletter and get a 15% OFF your first order https://bit.ly/34dlNva (copy - paste the link on your browser)

Best regards,
Rafael Fernández
design + making

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I really like this perspective. Carapucha table lamp, carefully crafted using locally sourced chestnut wood.
17 pieces, cut one by one with all their edges bevelled at very specific and varied
angles.
All these parts, made from pieces selected for their grain so that their direction reinforces the
feeling of geometric volume.
New “Carapucha lamp”
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About CraftedbyOitenta

Sales 606
On Etsy since 2010

About us / Makers of Authenticity

OITENTA™ is an independent design studio located in A Coruña, a lovely city on the Atlantic coast in Northwest Spain, devoted to creating special handcrafted objects for those seeking designer products which not only suit their needs, but also relate to their values and particular worldview.

Oitenta’s objects tell the story of a creation process and artisanal manufacture: the fusion of modern design and traditional craftsmanship. Concerned with ethical consumerism, with owning less but more special products, these objects develop a bond with the client by making them part of the creation process of their custom-made objects which are adapted to their needs and taste to make them feel like their own.

About me /

From a very young age I have always loved to pick up anything within reach and take it apart, or use it to create new gadgets. I would put icicle sticks together to create airscrews for planes whose wings I made out of an old kite’s fabric; or cut up soda cans which later became submarine hulls. I was always surrounded by scissors, tools and glue.

I studied at the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona, where I used to dream of one day creating iconic products such as those by famous designers like Eames, Arne Jacobsen and Naoto Fukasawa.
In 2016, after several years gathering experience, and some failed attempts at launching my own products, I have decided to bet on myself and go back to basics: back to creating gadgets with my own two hands. And so I find myself again surrounded by scissors, tools and glue.

Ever since I have been working passionately and with full commitment for those who love designer products, collaborating with points of sale and other means that help me reach those clients looking for unique objects, and brands they can relate to which reflect their values and views on life.

I have always held that good design is that which combines functionality, aesthetics and emotion at its core. The fusion of all three elements produces consistent designer objects, and through this consistency beauty and a real connection with people are achieved.

My collection of objects intends to reflect these principles and my views on design and consumerism. I work for people who value originality and objects with their own story that go beyond being just things; objects which through their imperfections are unique and timeless.

Rafael Fernández
Designer & Maker

Shop members

  • Rafael Fernández

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I studied at the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona, where I used to dream on creating iconic and special products such as those by famous designers like The Eames, Arne Jacobsen and Naoto Fukasawa. I love design, authenticity and crafts.

Production partners

  • Arobe Ceramica

    A Coruña, Spain

    Arobe Cerámica is a small ceramics workshop owned by Alejandro, a local artisan and fellow entrepreneur with whom I collaborate in the creation of ceramic objects.

  • Jorge Carril

    Mera, Spain

    Wood working artisan who collaborates with me in the production of high end furniture and accessories made in wood. He is specialized in curved wood by steam bending and also curved plywood.

  • Shapeways

    Eindhoven, Netherlands

    Online proffesional 3d printing service

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I´d love to hear your custom order and special requests, you can contact me directly through etsy or you can use my e-mail rafa[at]oitenta.com

I can offer a wide variety of customizations including painting, tints and stains, object measurings and change in materials. You can find some custom works in my instagram feed @Oitenta.

Custom orders usually increase order processing time and cost but it´s also a nice way to have unique objects and be part of your exclusive product design and development.

Care instructions

All objects are finished by hand. Our wooden objects are finished with natural waxes that may require a yearly application to preserve the bright and nurture wood.

Our gardening wooden objects are protected with teak oil that can also be applied once a year for better perfomance

Wholesale availability

If you are interested in distributing my products I can offer wholesale prices and proffesional terms. You can contact me directly through Etsy or directly via e-mail rafa[at]oitenta.com and I´ll be glad to collaborate!

Shipping

I deliver my objects worldwide. To do this I collaborate with different carrier companies. Once objects are crafted, I pack them by hand for a perfect protection using different materials to protect your items.

Shipping time varies by country but it shouldn´t exceed one week in any case.

If you see any damage in your items and/or the package, please take as many pictures as you can with your smartphone (both outside and inside the box) so I can first solve the situation for you and claim to carrier insurance.