“Urushi Craftsman” by Hirokazu Kishida

“Urushi Craftsman” by Hirokazu Kishida

A short film by Kyoto born filmmaker Hirokazu Kishida. This shows the working processes of the lacquer craftsmen that create for Yamada Heiando, a tableware and accessories company.

Woodcuts by American Artist Donald Judd

Woodcuts by American Artist Donald Judd

Donald Judd is quite the enigma. He didn’t like to work with his hands, he especially hated the fuss of working with tools or mechanical aids. So why did he experiment with woodcuts?

Woodturned Objects by Maciek Gasienica Giewont

Woodturned Objects by Maciek Gasienica Giewont

True to my word, I’ve been hunting down some of the best talent in Europe. I’ve had some great success so far and a maker that I’ve been chatting to is woodturner Maciek Gasienica Giewont.

Wooden Objects by Dairoku at OEN Shop

Wooden Objects by Dairoku at OEN Shop

Although I often talk about furniture, I rarely ever discuss those smaller handmade woodworks. This could be wooden utensils for example, such as spoons and other tools, or even vessels and containers. I guess it’s not all that often that you see craftsmen making such goods, or they’re not really covered online in such a way that it’s appealing on the eye. In my attempt to bridge the gap between content and products that we …

Florian Saul, Furniture Design and Development

Florian Saul, Furniture Design and Development

German designer Florian Saul, his simplistic furniture was right up my street. Not only that, but I liked how he mixed the materials, for example using a cork seat, which gives the stool an interesting appearance.

Simple Furniture Solutions by Gautier Pelegrin

Simple Furniture Solutions by Gautier Pelegrin

These simple furniture solutions by French multidisciplinary designer Gautier Pelegrin. Made using a variety of materials, showing that he’s versatile and isn’t one dimensional.

Wooden Cutlery by atelier TREE SONG

Wooden Cutlery by atelier TREE SONG

iichi has turned out to be a fantastic resource, I find myself searching through different craftsmen and makers on a regular basis. If you don’t already know, it’s a bit like the Japanese version of Etsy or Folksy, so you have all these different creatives selling their work online. Last time I presented the works of Fushimi Lacquer Workshop, all made by lacquer craftsman Fushimi Maki in Kanagawa, Japan. Today I’m showcasing some wooden …

Furniture, Sculpture and Mobiles by Faye Toogood

Furniture, Sculpture and Mobiles by Faye Toogood

My exploration in to furniture design hasn’t just stopped at this site, I’ve purchased many books and have also been jotting down a mixture of ideas on paper that could come in handy in the future. Although I feel like I have some good ideas, also some amazing inspiration in the back of my brain, I don’t really have any skills as such that could put those in to practice. It’s a real shame, long gone …