Undoubtedly, handmade furniture has this remarkable quality that makes it stand out. You can tell from the very first moment. Often we cannot define what makes it so special, but most of us have experienced entering a house or a shop and feeling immediately fascinated by the touch of finesse given by the furnishings, even many years after their purchase.
Over the last years, there has been a liking for cheap consumable products. Naturally, the furniture market is no exception. Many people, when the time comes to furnish their space, they make choices based on fashion, but above all, based on the price.
There is a wise saying, “I’m not rich enough to buy cheap things”. Hand-crafted furniture can be more expensive in absolute value but, at the same time, is also of higher quality, leading you always to a “well spent money” choice.
So, why to choose handmade furniture from a furniture maker instead of manufactured furniture? Why is handmade furniture of much higher quality and of lasting value?
Many times, when renovating or moving to another place, we are looking to buy specific pieces to match them to the ones we already have, but we are spending a lot of time thinking “it’s nice, but I need it in a darker color”, or “that’s an impressive design, but it does not fit in the dimensions of my room”. In like manner, often we decide to refresh our place and we start searching the stores for a piece of furniture that will make it seem renewed, but after we buy it and place it in our house, we realize that it is not exactly what we had in mind and does not look at all like the picture in the magazine that gave us this inspiration. The furniture maker can show you a variety of inspired choices, using graphic design software.
After this virtual presentation, you will be confident about what you need to make your space work. Meeting with the furniture maker, will solve your concerns and help you by personally addressing your needs. He could be a person that you know and trust. Studying your place, thinking your needs and taste, using his experience, you will find the perfect solution through his suggestions and ideas. Handmade furniture can be made just as you’ve dreamed it, suiting your needs and the particularity of your space, whereas manufactured furniture is designed with specific features and it is not possible to be differentiated to match your needs. Choosing handmade furniture you have something unique, a piece that no one else in the world has. Your furniture is one and only.
We often buy manufactured furniture that looks wooden, but we can see that they cannot be compared to our grandparents’ furniture, which, although old, seem so distinctively exquisite. Then we regret not paying more attention to the materials and focused on the design instead.
The durability of handmade furniture is related both to the materials used and to the production process. Handmade solid wood furniture does not only look natural and stylish, but also more wear resistant than those made from other materials less robust.
Fashion changes over time. After a decade, cheap manufactured furniture looks old-fashioned and overused, making the space look ugly instead of brighten it up. That is because they are designed based on fashion trends and by not having good quality, they have nothing to offer when this fashion fades. On the contrary, handmade furniture remains classic and is always fashionable because it is human centric, unique and not produced in thousands.
Writer Katerina Kotsinopoulou