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.
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.
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.
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.
I came across this fantastic selection of work by German craftsman Florian Schwarz, and was really drawn to his furniture and his beautiful studio in Seefeld, Germany.
A selection of fantastic furniture by Se Hwa Bae, a South Korean woodworker and furniture maker who lives in Paju, Korea. The forms themselves are modern, striking, and sculptural
This collection designed by Eric Degenhardt goes under the name 'Drift', where a combination of materials, such as glass and marble, are used to create a floating piece of furniture.
Steven Banken has researched woodworking machinery and craft to create furniture where wooden parts are partially sawn, then glued together to create slight curvature.