Lots of recent design developments come from new technologies like 3D printing or other computerized processes. Perhaps as a counterweight for this we see a renewed interest in (old) crafts and handmade products and finishes. Like for instance the bamboo installations of Taiwanese artist and designer Cheng-Tsung-Feng. His sculptural constructions are hand-crafted based on centuries-old bamboo weaving techniques and pay homage to a traditional craft that dates back to the prehistoric age. At the same time the goal is to preserve these crafts and envision an alternative future by adapting and optimizing them in line with modern life. Spanish luxury brand Loewe did this by asking craftsmen to use their signature leather to explore worldwide traditions of basketry and see just where their creativity takes them. It turns out that the combination of crafts and contemporary style is a match made in heaven.