We’re not against technology—we love our Festools, too. Carving every piece without the aid of power tools (saws, joiners, sanders) would take ages. But when it comes to the artistry of a piece—those subtle touches that make it closer to sculpture than furniture—the human eye and hand create something so much more enriching to your home than a piece derived from even the most carefully crafted, creative design sifted through code and into the wood.
There’s a subtlety of character that comes with the use of hand tools. Using a planer and chisels, hand cutting veneer and hand sanding the fiddly bits, brings something uniquely personal to each and every piece we make. The invisible marks of the artisan remain in every fitted joint, every sculpted angle, every hand-carved pattern.
This is what it means to celebrate craftsmanship in furniture. This is how we deliver heirloom-worthy products to our clients. This is why we love what we do.
Laura Lambkin is co-owner and assistant maker at Lambkin Studios.