Handcrafted Furniture and Design
Handcrafted furniture and design draw upon traditional craft materials and methods, such as woodworking, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Arts and Crafts Movement in England and the American Studio Craft Movement in the United States resisted the industrialization of design, promoting one-of-a-kind products that could only be made by hand. Today, Cody Hoyt and the Haas Brothers continue to place an emphasis on craft, whether through the hand-marbelization of clay or the custom beading of zoomorphic sculptures. In their vessels and sculptures, Japanese ceramicists Sueharu Fukami, Koike Shôko, as well as “Living National Treasure” Ito Sekisui V draw upon traditional techniques to create work that is strikingly contemporary.