The Fafa table by designers Julia Mülling and Niklas Jessen are made using that natural ash wood and a clear lacquer to finish. It’s also classical in construction but contemporary in appearance.
Garnier & Linker, a company founded in Paris by Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker, make all of their pieces in small runs, often using the help of craftsmen to bring their ideas to fruition.
One very skilled woodworker is Taisuke Hirabayashi of Atelier Tree Song, he makes all of his wooden objects at his workshop in Tokyo. Here we present a new selection of woodwork.
Originally from northeast China, Gu Qi moved to Beijing and started to produce some of his designs with the help of a local artisans. Here’s a mixture of pieces from his collection.
This week we received new work by craftsman Mutsumi Goto. His studio sits at the foothills of Mount Asama, and he uses these natural surroundings as inspiration for his woodwork.
I’ve been particularly impressed with Catherine Aitken and her devotion to the creative process, incorporating handmade elements in to a selection of mass-produced products.