Inspired by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, Koshiro Onchi was a pioneer of abstract art in Japan, he also modernised printmaking and paved the way for other artists.
Formerly a musician, Korean maker Jong-Sun Bahk creates minimalistic furniture of exquisite craftsmanship, having a unique ability to clear away all excess and exclude adornment.
Takashi Kuroyanagi has visited many workshops in Kyoto to record the techniques of the various craftsmen based there, this subject is Kurotani, a paper making town near Kyoto.
American potter David owns Studio Yunomi in Atlanta, Georgia where he has really explored and challenged the Yunomi as an object and the different complexities in such a simple shape.
Looking almost like glaciers, or jagged blocks of ice jutting out from the landscape, these cast glass structures are made by Emma Camden at her studio in Whanganui, New Zealand.
We commissioned photographer Tatsuji Nagase to capture OEN maker Yusuke Tazawa making the popular 'coffee spoon' from start to finish in both zelkova and cherry.
These porcelain vessels are particularly fascinating, from afar they have all the hallmarks of simple vessels created in the Joseon Dynasty, but once up-close you notice intricate carving.
Mie Yokouchi creates her urushi works by applying mugi-urushi (a mixture of flour and lacquer) on linen cloth and Japanese paper, here we feature a few photos from inside her workshop.
Australian artist Richard Whitley uses a concept of 'abstract negative space' in his medium of glass sculpture, making space itself it's own form and allowing us to see "nothing" in a solid material.
These prints by Melbourne-based artist Ellie Malin are abstract and unpredictable, merging the natural materials, such as paper and wood used to create them, with the final outcome.
Linked to architecture and construction, Esther Stasse has used her education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy to create ceramic sculpture based on a complex formation of shapes.
Marc Morro is co-founder of AOO, a small furniture company from Barcelona that aims to make simple everyday objects that explore the functionality in anonymous furniture.