Handcrafted objects that show the mark of their maker seem to have more soul to them than mass produced furniture, objects and rugs. Knowing that an individual’s time and effort went into creating a wood table or a hand loomed rug imbues the object with a history and a story. Decorating with handcrafted furniture and rugs can also give your room character. One or two pieces of handcrafted furniture or a few handcrafted accents will bring charm to any room.
Handcrafted wood furniture is an art form. Whether you purchase custom crafted furniture locally or from an import store, these pieces have a unique quality. Each piece of furniture, each object or each rug is slightly different from any other furniture, object or rug made by the same craftsperson. These idiosyncrasies are what make handcrafted furniture beautiful. Some may call them flaws, but perfection is in the eye of the beholder.
When working with a local craftsman or craftswoman, design a piece of custom handcrafted furniture is a collaborative effort. This is one of the joys of custom furniture: getting to create exactly what you need and want. Even if you are working with a craftsperson online half a world away, you will still be able to give input and feedback on the design, size, color and patterns of the handcrafted furniture or rug.
Next time you are making a furniture, rug or accessory purchase, consider something handcrafted. You’ll get a unique piece and support a traditional master craftsman. It’s a win-win situation.