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Furnishing || Functionality and Craftsmanship

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I have an obsession with functionality and craftsmanship. You may know me or read my blog and think that I like things that are designed well, have a good aesthetic, are “fashionable” (god forbid), etc.  You can make a valid point, but what I’ve concluded recently is that my true attraction is functionality and craftsmanship.  Not just clothes, but furnishing, automobiles, bags, bottles, utensils, watches.  You name it and if it’s made with a craftsman’s masterful hands for a specific purpose or need, you have me hooked.  It’s genetic, I’m sure.  My father’s dream is to retire making furniture, carvings, or other goods out of wood.  I grew up watching my family haggle over whether a piece of furniture was any good or whether a car was built well or not, which eventually leads me to this post.

My interest in quality and well-designed furniture has really peaked as of late.  I’ve been reading a few blogs and flickrs that have really turned my eye onto creative and sturdy furnishing and interior items.  I’ll relay them to you as well, but to nail in the point again: functionality and craftsmanship is the foundation of all successful furniture design.  Check the pictures and see if you agree.


Industrial Table via

Corkscrew Stool via

Round Display Cart via


Copper Hanging Light via Moon River Chattel Flickr


Apothecary Jars via Blue Creek Home






Written by Victor

November 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm