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The Next Big Interior Design Trend: The Artisan Way

01/25/2016 02:25pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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When a piece of furniture -or home decor- is individually handcrafted by an artisan, rather than mass produced through a factory chain, that instantly adds a distinct and personal touch to any interior space.

Handmade products require time, artistry and skills which, once combined, give life to pieces greatly enriched by the care and personal attention invested by the artisan behind their creation.

While the commonly defined as 'shabby chic' style doesn't truly have what it takes to be combined with a polished interior décor, the new generation of more stylistically interesting craftsman designs combines all the elements necessary to successfully integrate handcrafted pieces into any interior design, from the rustic to the more modern & contemporary.

Artisanal crafts infuse the space with a true sense of artistry. The work of a creative mind, and the materialization of its vision into functional art, complements the space with unmistakable authenticity and originality. Such elements of decor are timeless, undefined and unconstrained by the boundaries of different interior design styles and eras.

Handcrafted lighting and furniture items then become ideal center pieces, conversation pieces, pivotal pieces in any interior décor. That is because of their power to seduce the eye with interesting design and trigger curiosity about their origins, their nature, their creative process, their story.

A factory made chandelier will rarely have an interesting tale to tell, while the fruit of a man's labor will always share its soul with an admirer.