Here we highlight the fantastic work of Italian designer Moreno Ratti, who has dedicated his design career to working with marble and seeing what functional uses it can have.
Los Angeles based Furniture maker James English has produced these one of a kind pieces, the bottom is a traditional container of sorts, where as the top is an elaborate piece of design.
This studio is the brainchild of Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, also co-founders of the established creative agency under the name 'Studiopepe'. Here's a selection of experimental works from their portfolio.
Ladies & Gentlemen, a studio located in Brooklyn, have designed a collection of lighting titled the Kazimir Chandelier, which is a nod to late 1800 Russian artist Kazimir Malevich.
MUJI recently hosted an exhibition featuring Japanese craftsmen at the Fifth Avenue Flagship Store named "Tatazumai", which can be translated as "shape" or "atmosphere".
Markku Salo is a Finnish designer and artist who makes works of art from glass, he produces objects that are both sculptural and functional with a creative twist.
Often you see very generic pictures of craftsmen, which are flat and quite basic, but Andrew Montgomery has been able to take fantastic photographs of makers in his 'Artisan' series.
Czech designer Rony Plesl specialises in glass, he's been able to link craftsmanship with industrial design, making objects that will stand the test of time and reach the wider public.
The Arturo Alvarez studio have been designing and manufacturing beautiful lighting for over 20 years at their workshop near Santiago de Compostela, in the northwest portion of Spain.
Design studio Kneip, consisting of designers Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, take a subject and explore it in more detail. This is a showcase of their Weathered series.
Inspired by rice fields, lakes, rivers, islands and water drops, these ceramic works designed by Finnish creative Samuli Helavuo are not only simple but are also functional.
Malfatti, which is Italian for 'misshapen', is a collection of functional glassware that's made from borosilicate glass. They are not only strong, but also durable and aesthetically beautiful.