Rustic furniture design stems from a menage of design style. Wikipedia: “Rustic furniture is furniture employing sticks, twigs or logs for a natural look. The term “rustic” is derived from National Park Service rustic style of architecture. Many companies, artists and craftspeople make rustic furniture in a variety of styles and with a variety of historical and contemporary influences.” The rustic furniture style can find its roots in the late 1800’s. It was mainly built with simple unrefined local materials. This was basic functional no glitter furniture.
In the modern world of furniture design the basic definition is being stretched! “Furniture design can be considered to be a specialist area of industrial design (product design). However the specific ergonomic knowledge that a furniture designer must apply and the specialized construction methods and pre-manufactured components that undergo constant change in the industry make this a large area of specialization…[furniture designers] are concerned with those aspects of furniture that relate to human usage and behaviour, product appeal and fashion.” —www.dia.org.au
Designing custom rustic furniture is what we do. We’ve chosen to specialize in natural live edge wood slab “rustic furniture” style. At Littlebranch Farm we have chosen to sustainably source our materials, predominantly comprised of organic materials that have had a prior use and won’t end up in a landfill. It has been said that boundaries breed creativity, and specialization creates superior products. This may be true but we believe boundaries are meant to be stretched. We are committed to finding the boundaries and stretching the outer limits. Our furniture is made for human interaction. The natural beauty of the live edge wood slabs, root and logs that we use, combined with expertly designed functionality is the signature of our handcrafted rustic furniture. Whether it is a live edge wood slab rustic dining table or a custom rustic vanity or rustic office desk.
Come visit the Littlebranch Farm Studio, call us on the phone or email us. We’ve started the conversation, and we’re extending the invitation. Let’s talk about custom, quality crafted rustic furniture.