A galaxy of talented people are showing off their skills at Artefect, giving visitors a deeper understanding of the stories and techniques behind the craft, and connecting directly with makers.

With their luxuriously weighty quality, and glowing colours, Bella Figura’s ‘Diamond’ lamps are one of the lighting company's most beloved products. They are made in the glassblowing centre of Italy, Murano, and have a heritage steeped in family tradition, craftsmanship and artisan skill.

With our world becoming increasingly digital, some of the most compelling objects to be found at Artefact are those that look obviously hand-made, from dripping glazes to uneven textiles, possessing a tactility that we cannot enjoy in the same way looking at them on a screen.

As part of Artefact, Colony has partnered with online gallery Objekti to show some eye-catching ceramics from Mexico in its showroom window.

Described by its designer Roberto Lazzeroni as "a sofa conceived to be a protagonist", 'Ico' by Ceccotti Collezioni was inspired by the work of mid-century Italian architect and designer Ico Parisi.

While many stalwart craft disciplines are represented at Artefact, other makers are forging their own path with materials not usually associated with the decorative arts, including paper, plastic and wax.

"Nowhere had we seen such intricate patterns and skilled weaving before": Daniel Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Soie de Lune, explains how Lao silk-weaving stole his heart.

Artefact's galleries present a global outlook of craft, with makers from all over the world coming together in one magnificent space in the Design Avenue, cementing Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's role as a world-renowned hub of design. Delve into the craftsmanship of other countries here, and see how talented makers are upholding traditions that are sometimes centuries old, while forging

This 'Camber' wallcovering made from capiz shells is one of an impressive 51 new designs that Arte is launching this season, and ably demonstrates the artisan approach that the company takes for every collection.

Schumacher has an ethos for joyful, uplifting colour and pattern that is a match made in heaven with British textile designer Molly Mahon's hand-block prints. Her latest collection for the brand, Greencombe, is a celebration of verdant English gardens and wild flowers.

Pietro Russo is a serial collaborator with Gallotti&Radice whose background in art and scenography has given him a unique viewpoint. His latest 'Manto' table for the Italian brand demonstrates his simplicity-with-a-twist design ethos.

Phillip Jeffries' 'Gilded Ascent' wallcovering brings some unashamed glamour to interiors, but behind the opulence lies a fascinating story of artisanship.

Glassmaking in the Czech Republic goes back to the Middle Ages, and it is still a centre of excellence and innovation. Gladee Lighting, which has its manufacturing base in the traditional glass-making region of Jablonec, is still pushing the boundaries, as its latest collection shows.

Joint owners and managing directors of Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs, Lucy and Richard Meager, created a photo series from a trip to India in order to honour the people whose skill brings their creative vision to life.

For Porta Romana's Andrew Hills, the workshop is the heart of the business, and "the thing that makes Porta Romana special". Go behind the scenes and explore how the new collections are made here.

Aït Manos is the go-to Moroccan tile manufacturer for designers all over the world, and its traditional zellige tiles are made in Casablanca by sixth- and seventh-generation artisans. In the UK, find its tiles by Ann Sacks at West One Bathrooms.