Local Craftsmanship – Modern Handcrafted Furniture by Egg Collective
Established in 2011 by three female designers, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie. Their company Egg Collective creates beautifully engineered furniture and lighting.
Classical and Contemporary – Fafa Furniture Collection by Schneid Design
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.
The Marble Craftworks – Furniture and Home Objects by Retegui Marble
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.
Contemporary Creations – Kitayama Furniture by Design Studio Garnier & Linker
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.
Fnji Furniture – Chairs and Tables Designed by Chinese Creative Gu Qi
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.
A Poetic Relationship – Furniture & Product Design by Catherine Aitken Studio
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.
We Make Chairs – Short Film on American Furniture Manufacturer Emeco
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.
Raw & Natural Materials – Furniture by Danish Designer Jonas Edvard
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.
Construction & Craftsmanship – Furniture by Poul Kjærholm at Jackson Berlin
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.
Simple, Strong & Sustainable – Furniture by Australian Maker Benjamin Baldwin
I was taken aback by the simplicity in Australian designer and maker Benjamin Baldwin's furniture from afar, up-close all the joints and fine details come through. It's really something to behold.
Clean-Lined Sensibility – Furniture by Australian Craftsman Jon Goulder
Australian designer Jon Goulder was lucky enough to grow up in the furniture business, and is now a fourth generation craftsperson who is making these beautifully simplistic chairs.
Deconstructed & Reconstructed – Experimental Furniture by Ryo Chohashi
I picked out a selection of fantastic work by Japanese craftsman and creative Ryo Chohashi, his experimental twist in the field of furniture is really something to admire. I'm really in awe.