A unique collection of vertically split log seating by Japanese firm Torafu architects, which were made from a tree using a Kobiki saw, a tool usually used for felling trees.
Kuramoto studios was founded in Tokyo in 2008 by Japanese Designer Jin Kuramoto. He works on various product design projects, but his concept is to focus on the "essence of things".
This work seen here by Brooklyn design studio Uhuru is a collection of industrial furniture under the name 'Tack End', which is constructed by zig-zagging and joining sheets of hand-blackened steel.
Established in 2011 by three female designers, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie. Their company Egg Collective creates beautifully engineered furniture and lighting.
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.
Founded by Laurent Bergez in 1939, today Retegui use both engineers and craftsmen to produce complex objects such as tables, stools and other small objects for the home from marble.
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.
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.
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.
This short film for American furniture maker Emeco really triggered my imagination, a video showcasing some of the processes that go in to making their super strong metal chairs and tables.
A selection of furniture and lighting by Danish product designer Jonas Edvard. His concept is to experiment by hand and use a mixture of unusual materials, exploring his creativity in industrial design.
I came across this recent exhibition at Jacksons in Berlin which showcases the works of Danish furniture designer Poul Kjærholm, showing his understanding of construction and craftsmanship.