Inspired by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, Koshiro Onchi was a pioneer of abstract art in Japan, he also modernised printmaking and paved the way for other artists.
Formerly a musician, Korean maker Jong-Sun Bahk creates minimalistic furniture of exquisite craftsmanship, having a unique ability to clear away all excess and exclude adornment.
Mie Yokouchi creates her urushi works by applying mugi-urushi (a mixture of flour and lacquer) on linen cloth and Japanese paper, here we feature a few photos from inside her workshop.
Australian artist Richard Whitley uses a concept of ‘abstract negative space’ in his medium of glass sculpture, making space itself it’s own form and allowing us to see “nothing” in a solid material.
Linked to architecture and construction, Esther Stasse has used her education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy to create ceramic sculpture based on a complex formation of shapes.
Marc Morro is co-founder of AOO, a small furniture company from Barcelona that aims to make simple everyday objects that explore the functionality in anonymous furniture.