If you asked, most people would say, if they could afford handmade furniture it would be their first choice. Although the furniture architecture revolution has led to the use of state-of-the-art tools and equipment, hand-made artifacts still retain a valuable place in the furniture market, especially as a collector’s item.
But with the increase in demand for furniture products in large quantities and low prices, the market has moved towards machine-made products. This not only includes a fast production process through high-end machinery but involves the use of new materials such as plastic, wrought iron etc. Even the extravagant voluminous models have been replaced by clean lines and lightweight designs. Nowadays, furniture is designed to adapt to small apartments or rooms rather than large, sprawling spaces. The modern furniture is airy; the light has a suitable size and is made with the aim of making the piece versatile.
However, there are many other aspects besides the “what” aspects of the transformation. Even the method of constructing an artifact has undergone numerous changes and renovations. The choice of the right type of timber for the construction of wooden frames, sturdy components for construction and electric tools and high-profile machinery is a necessity to achieve a distinct and finished appearance in contemporary furniture. Gone are the days when most devices were handmade and therefore extremely expensive. In addition, the classic decorative elements were made with the help of simple tools that could not be adapted to the needs of the market in terms of numbers, although the quality was exceptionally exceptional.
The use of advanced technology and expert staff has made furniture manufacturing easier and less time-consuming. With the machine that does all the work from cutting materials to painting products and giving the final touch, the physical work is limited to simply check the operation of the machines to ensure that it does not damage the material being processed due to any equipment malfunction.
However, machine-produced goods may have irreversible manufacturing defects because they are not always tested by the human eye at every stage. A tiny cut on a blunted glass, a slight difference between the width of the right and left legs of a table or an imperceptible clarity at the corner of a dining table where there should have been a curve. These are the kind of simple manufacturing defects that, although they can not be repaired, never pose a problem for the buyer.
However, modern hand-crafted furniture is quite expensive and generally thought of as collectible items in places like San Jose, where modern furniture is prevalent among medium-sized families, not just for manual work but for the idea that furniture made hand are more refined and quality compared to those produced by machine. On the contrary, the fact is that industrial appliances have the same appearance and quality as those made by hand. The quality depends on the construction materials and the tools used. High quality materials and innovative technology will surely produce up-to-date products that are durable, robust and resistant to everyday wear and tear. In addition, mass production helps meet the growing demand on the market and helps to address supply shortages.