Working out of LA and San Francisco, Michael Boyd is the owner and maker of Plane Furniture, a company based on the idea that form should function effortlessly.
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.
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.
His preferred style is ‘minimalist’, using a simple design which allows the wood to express its own qualities. This often includes natural edges, knot-holes and other natural imperfections.
A furniture company based in Rhode Island, United States and headed by industrial designer Asher Dunn, handcrafts all of it's furniture by taking strong cues from nature itself.
Titled Mikado, Fredrik has deconstructed the function of a chair, reducing the complex form to a series of horizontal and vertical plane lines that rise from the ground.
Italian light designers ILIDE have teamed up with skilled craftsmen to collaborate on this wooden carved light, titled TICK the light is an oval shade that's been carved using a chisel.
Tomokazu Furui crafts with real precision and skill. I’m particularly in awe of the chisel marks scatted around his pieces, these marks and ripples on the surface of the wood add real character.
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.
A selection of new lacquer woodwork handmade by talented craftsman Hiroyuki Sugawara, who makes out of his studio Greenlight in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Beautiful wooden stump stools by American creative Kieran Kinsella, who uses the natural splitting of the wood to great effect, but the keeps the general functionality of the stool intact.
Japanese craftsman Yusuke Tazawa owns studio Think Forest! in in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture where he crafts these beautiful wooden trays. dishes and boxes by hand.