Originally from northeast China, Gu Qi moved to Beijing and started to produce some of his designs with the help of a local artisans. Here's a mixture of pieces from his collection.
This week we received new work by craftsman Mutsumi Goto. His studio sits at the foothills of Mount Asama, and he uses these natural surroundings as inspiration for his woodwork.
I've been particularly impressed with Catherine Aitken and her devotion to the creative process, incorporating handmade elements in to a selection of mass-produced products.
A short post to introduce our newest feature on Japanese woodworker Eiji Hagiwara. Born in Tokyo, Eiji Hagiwara now works out of his studio in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture.
Beautiful wooden objects by Fujii Works. Kenichi is the woodturner, he also carves the pieces by hand and constructs the vessels. Minako on the other hand applies the finishing touches.
This new selection of lacquer vessels and plates by Japanese woodworker Maiko Okuno at OEN shop have real charm and character. Something that you often only see in Japanese lacquerware.
A small selection of large wooden sculptures by American artist and craftsman Mark Lindquist, all of which are fairly abstract and harness the details in the wood.
I was taken aback by the simplicity in Australian designer and maker Benjamin Baldwin's furniture from afar, up-close all the joints and fine details come through. It's really something to behold.
Australian designer Jon Goulder was lucky enough to grow up in the furniture business, and is now a fourth generation craftsperson who is making these beautifully simplistic chairs.
Mr Hagiwara is inspired by the Shaker design philosophy, "to be necessary and useful”. He has channelled this in to his own woodwork and now we're stocking a selection of his work.
I picked out a selection of fantastic work by Japanese craftsman and creative Ryo Chohashi, his experimental twist in the field of furniture is really something to admire. I'm really in awe.
This grouping named 'Kashiwan', which means oak bowl in Japanese, is a fantastic series by Kihachi Workshop. They're hand turned at their workshop in the Yamanaka region.