Siki Furniture, a factory based in the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, was one that I came across on my travels and I was blown away by the design style and their strong focus on handicraft.
Kalon is a furniture brand founded in 2007 by Michaele Simmering and Johannes Pauwen with their focus revolving around functional forms using natural materials that are sure to stand the test of time.
Base 10 is a Los Angeles furniture studio founded by woodworker Joshua Friedman in collaboration with Lindsey Muscato and is influenced by Frideman's experience in Japanese woodworking.
Mokkou Yamagen, headed by craftsmen Genki and Mizuki Nishiyama, really are artists at stripping back any unnecessary elements and letting the beauty of the wood shine through.
Paris-based interior architect and designer Stéphane Parmentier has to be commended for his ability to stray from the rules and make works that have links to everyday life but also have elements of frivolity.
Brooklyn based furniture design studio 'Sun at Six' captured my attention as I was drawn to the silhouettes that are thin in form but still value the use of natural materials such as leather and wood.
Joanna Laaijisto worked with Finnish manufacturer Made by Choice to design this furniture collection that's been crafted from hardwood but doesn't overpower or interrupt the surrounding environment.
This series titled 'Offset' by British-Canadian designer Philippe Malouin has legs that jut out slightly from the top surface, giving this collection a quirky aesthetic that certainly catches the eye.
Montreal based designer Loïc Bard has taken it upon himself to experiment with shape starting with freely drawn sketches that are then carved out of wood directly and testing them in real life.
This chair has been designed by Norwegian design studio Snøhetta for chair manufacturer NCP and is a structural redesign of Norwegian modernist Bendt Winge's classic R-48 chair from the late sixties.
Dk3 Furniture, founded by Danish designers Jacob Plejdrupand and his wife Ann Plejdrupand, started their company with the idea to re-establish some of the classics that have since been forgotten.
Rooms, owned by designers Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, used "Homestone" to carve a collection of furniture that plays with basic geometric forms and the solidity of this organic rock.