The industrial revolution transformed Britain from a land of rural husbandry to a highly mechanized urban economy in less than a century. The railway ,the telegraph, and the telephone increased the pace of life to a new level, Mechanisation meant that the world of work was no longer ruled by the changing of the seasons or the setting of the sun. Cities and towns became the centres of the new world and rural communities became marginalised. But with this spinning came a demand for a slowing of pace and a return to the less mechanistic society of a few generations before. The Arts and Crafts movement came out of this desire to reject the dehumanising effect of industrialisation.
William Morris and his followers championed the revival of traditional craftsmanship and good quality materials, emphasising the importance of the home and artistic individually crafted wares as part of integrated interior design. The Arts and Craft movement became highly influential and spread over much of the world. The revival of traditional handicrafts, a return to simple honest social values and the importance of art and beautiful objects in everyday life set the stage for the designs that followed during the 20th century.
Traditional materials, fine craftsmanship and attention to detail were all key features of the arts and crafts philosophy and this was reflected in the furniture. Cabinet makers accentuated the grain of the wood, oak was particularly appreciated for its natural beauty and the pleasing quality of the grain.
Our Oakwood Furniture features original and sophisticated furniture designed to be of the highest quality and finish. These pieces are all hand-finished, have beautiful craftsmanship and are destined to become the heirloom pieces of tomorrow.
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