The term “artisanal” spans back to the medieval ages. Artisans, or people who specialized in a particular skill, created clothes, foods, weapons, and furniture that the public needed and couldn’t get anywhere else. Eventually, once society advanced into the 20th century, artisans became increasingly obsolete. This gave rise to many of the big-box stores that a lot of people rely on today. But, artisans continuously fought to keep their crafts alive and, in the late 20th century, people started to notice. There was a rise in the demand for bespoke, artisanal furniture.
Joybird is a place that allows you to get artisanal furniture with the benefits of a larger company for a really great price. Keep reading to learn more about artisanal furniture and our commitment to creating it sustainably.
What is Artisanal Furniture?
Artisanal furniture is all about thoughtful craftsmanship as opposed to the mass production that is seen from many traditional furniture stores. Craftsmen, called artisans, spend a lot of time perfecting their craft enough to Artisanal furniture goes against the idea of people needing the instant gratification that society is used to. It takes time to produce and check for the impeccable quality that is expected.
Every piece of furniture starts as raw material and then handmade into something extraordinary. It’s important to continuously reach out to artisans because the furniture they make is better quality and better for the environment than big-box furniture. The entire movement is based on a rejection of the mass production culture and it’s important that it continues to gain popularity.
Does Joybird Produce Artisanal Furniture?
From the beginning, we’ve always strived to create furniture that fits into our customers’ homes. We are inspired by the way artisans work and imbue many of the ideas behind the artisanal furniture movement into every step of our creative process.
We give our customers control of their furniture by giving them a ton of customization options to take advantage of. After they have chosen their perfect furniture piece, our team of expert craftsman gets to work creating exactly what our customer has envisioned. Lastly, we go through a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure that the piece is made to our standards. What leaves our facilities is a beautiful piece that is a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture you’ll love.
Another way we strive to align ourselves with this movement is to practice sustainability. We care about the planet and the people who inhabit it, so it’s important for us to make sure that we are giving back what we’re taking away. With every purchase, we plant at least three trees throughout the country. Many artisans use sustainable methods of creating their furniture, and we do too. Our furniture is handmade and human tested, which is as sustainable as it gets.
We believe that, even though same-day shipping makes it easy to decorate your home with a few clicks, it’s better to go with a furniture retailer that takes the time and care to make something you’ll love for years. We know it can be tempting to want speed and ease over searching for something truly unique, but trust us, it’s worth it. Visit our website today to learn more about our mission and commitment to creating beautiful, sustainable furniture.