As everyday consumers I think it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the skill that goes into a lot of handcrafted furniture since much of the work is in the detail and the construction itself. This is also true with Token Studio’s handcrafted ‘casework’ collection. Led by de
Bird & Branch have realised that in a fast-paced world obsessed with mass production there is value in slow, traditional manufacturing techniques to create unique functional objects. The London-based designers craft a range of plates, bowls and vases from primarily British hardwoods with the mai
It’s always exciting when craft and design meet and pair so well. Especially when you know such modern forms are being created using high quality materials. All the key ingredients needed to produce objects that will stand the test of time. Coming across the Iwata Woodworking workshop based Hirosh
People talk as though artists, designers and craftsmen are 1000 miles apart in thought pattern and ideology. There’s more of an interesting interplay going on between them all and woodworker Toshifumi Momose shows it most beautifully in his collaboration collection with Japanese industrial designe
I’ve been swooning over some new arrivals by Japanese woodworker Yusuke Tazawa that have just made their way in to the shop. Yusuke resides in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture and makes beautiful tools for daily life. Recently his speciality has been making pieces for the tea ceremony, which shows h
Through the history of furniture, design trends have come and gone. The latest trends may produce chic and modern interiors, however, if you’re after clean, tasteful designs for an indefinite period, timeless furniture is the best investment. Wales&Wales are furniture designers specialisin
Eikund is forging a path of rediscovery in the history of Norwegian Design. This company, located in Hellvik, Norway has been scouring public and private records to uncover hidden gems to bring to the public eye. Their collection is not a body of work completed by a single artist, but rather a congl
It’s rare to come across a designer with a sensibility that’s so natural and flowing. I think when we’re young much of this originality is driven out of us, possibly through our need to find stability and control in our lives, or other factors that surround us as we age. French des
One man who should be looked up to as a great inspiration is Tom Raffield. His company has it all, not only beautiful creativity and fine craftsmanship but also sustainable qualities running at the core principle of his self-titled project. Using traditional steam bending techniques Tom has designed
Looking through Russian manufacturer Prolli’s portfolio it’s interesting to see the eclectic mix of furniture running throughout. Situated in Moscow, Polli is producing a variety of simple forms contrasting with some abstract styles dedicated to the centenary of the Bauhaus. Certainly st
I wanted to highlight this fantastic series titled 'Curv' that consists of a table and chair designed by Swiss-based designer Jörg Boner for German furniture makers Stattmann.
Owl Furniture, a brand based in Barcelona headed by maker Alfredo Lopez, have let their beautiful styling and craftsmanship do the talking for their newest collection titled 'Capsules'.