A Guide to Buying Handcrafted

A Guide to Buying Handcrafted

We believe in the quality that comes with furniture that is handcrafted. It's an investment and one worth doing when you look at the long term benefit and joy that a well made piece of furniture will bring you over your lifetime. Your home or workplace will continually evolve as your life does but it's important to invest in the foundational pieces. We believe that furniture can bring freedom of expression thoughtful selection, simplicity of design and attention to detail. 

We have put together a simple guide for choosing your next piece of handcrafted furniture to make the experience that little bit easier.
Take it slow
It's human nature to want everything all at once. Patience does not come easy for most, not for me anyway. We see something we like and we want it now. This ‘fast’ approach can lead to purchasing what is available now, resulting in a home filled with low quality furniture items. Time and time again getting everything ‘now’ has proven to be underrated. Slow and steady does in fact win the race, especially when it comes to styling and crafting the home you always wanted. Investing in one piece now and taking some time to think about the next can be a nice approach to buying. You may in fact end up with a home that is better than you originally planned…simply because you took your time to choose pieces at a pace that allowed you to select wisely. 
Materials Matter
It's important to know that materials play a huge role in the quality of a furniture design. A bad quality item can be styled to look really nice in an image but when you receive that product in the flesh, and more importantly, use the item in your daily life, you will discover how quickly your love for that item fades.  Furniture that is crafted using quality materials will age well, allowing your relationship and love for that piece to grow overtime and not fade. 
Keep it simple
It's a big decision, yes. But there is no need to overcomplicate things. Go with your instincts and get advice or help where you need it.  In our experience, you will never regret investing in handcrafted furniture. To finish I will leave you with a quote from one of our favourites - Charles and Ray Eames:
"To excel in the structuring of a problem we must be committed to a concern for quality in everything around us. We must learn to care deeply."
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