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.
To mark the 100 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan Artek have produced this collection where they have collaborated with leading Japanese and Finnish designers.
Opendesk is an open source project linking designers with local makers, making it possible to produce functional and simple pieces of CAD furniture in many parts of the world.
MUJI recently hosted an exhibition featuring Japanese craftsmen at the Fifth Avenue Flagship Store named "Tatazumai", which can be translated as "shape" or "atmosphere".
A selection of short documentaries that follow six master makers, exploring their craft, their process and their lives. This particular film showcases the working life of woodturner Steven Kennard.
Wona Bae's background in Japanese Ikebana and Kokozi, the Korean equivalent, helped her develop this nursery-cum-studio titled Loose Leaf in Melbourne, Australia.
Irish Architect and Designer Andrew Clancy has enlisted the help of Shipwright Matthew O'Malley to create this functional but traditional chair.
A material that’s of high interest to me is bamboo, it’s not something that I have experience with personally, but I have seen a number of craftsman use it to good effect over the years. The Japanese have been able to harness bamboo in a number of ways, it’s played a big architectural role in
It’s not often you come across fantastic imagery like this. Although I enjoy viewing the final objects made by different craftsmen, especially when it falls in to my own hands, I really like to see how they’re made and what processes they go through to get the desired form. It’s also fascinati
As the evening draws in I thought I'd bring across this short film that shares the story of Sarah and John Burrows, who run a website I've been enjoying on a daily basis for quite a number of months now. Wood Design, if you've not come across it before, offers a selection of handcrafted furniture fr
We're are naturally always on the hunt for makers, and In The Make have them stockpiled, so once again I've returned to their door this morning to raid a little photography. Last time around we highlighted their studio visit to sculptor Mari Andrew, which if you didn't catch a glimpse of was like a
This doesn't happen very often but I was completely blown away this morning by the creative energy found within the webpage of photographer Paul Babera. He's undertaken a ridiculously ambitious project where he's travelled the globe searching high and low for the most innovative designers, makers, a