The annual furniture china 2015 expo in shanghai puts a lot of emphasis on showcasing the creative industry and manufacturing developments in asia, while also bringing to light creative innovations in other parts of the globe.

one of the programme highlights is the ‘design of designers’ exhibition which is dedicated to promoting original design within china’s furniture industry. this year saw 200 designers from 60 different firms, national / regional groups and professional academies presenting their work to the public.

one of these was individual design studio who displayed their ‘heart of wood’ series. born out of the desire to try and understand the essence of wood, ren hongfei has envisioned a collection of small boxes and wall hangers that retain an organic feel, expressing the appearance of smooth stones. the accessories celebrate wood and its natural beauty and how it can be used to subtly enhance our homes. H/t designboom.com

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heart of wood series boxes

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the containers can be used to store small objects

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‘heart of wood’ boxes

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the diverse range of the ‘heart of wood’ hangers

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‘heart of wood’ wall hangers

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the pieces take on the look of a cobblestone

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detail of the various wood grains

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