5 Reasons to Choose Handmade Furniture

Close up of a man working on a wooden and leather dining stool

At balè, we can’t get enough handmade furniture. The craftsmanship, fine lines, and distinctiveness of each piece are unparalleled. The benefits of purchasing handmade furniture extend beyond this so we wanted to put a post together exploring these in more detail. 

If you’re ready to learn how handmade Balinese furniture can transform your home into a sanctuary, read on!

1. Quality

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Unlike mass-produced furniture, handmade pieces go through an extensive process from conception to delivery. When we design a new piece, the item is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who take pride in their workmanship. From selecting the finest materials to employing traditional techniques passed down through generations, Bali artisans infuse their creations with a level of care and attention to detail that simply cannot be replicated by machines.

We go through an intricate process to approve each design, making sure they’re up to the highest standards that last you for years to come. 

2. Distinct Character

Handmade furniture exudes character and personality, making a statement in any space. With the bonus of being made in small batches, we are able to design interesting details that add texture and individuality to a space. Our designs draw inspiration from Bali’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, resulting in designs that are infused with a sense of tradition and authenticity. 

Whether it's an intricately carved teak wood side table or a handwoven rattan chair, each piece is made with purpose to give your home a zen feeling.

3. Sustainability

Man is crafting a wooden chair in a warehouse

In a society where mass-produced furniture is commonplace, quality handmade furniture provides an antidote. Made with locally sourced materials and eco-consious practices, buying handmade can help support our planet. 

By investing in handmade furniture, you're not only acquiring a beautiful piece for your home but also supporting local artisans in Bali as well as the earth. 

4. Customization

One of the joys of purchasing handmade furniture is the opportunity for customization. We offer the ability to make alterations to our furniture items, allowing you to tailor our products to suit your home. Whether you desire a specific wood finish, intricate detailing, or custom dimensions, we can help bring your vision to life, creating a bespoke piece that perfectly complements your home.

5. Heritage

Man working on a leather and teak chair

We are proud of our Balinese heritage and believe that bringing the US quality, handmade furniture serves as a cultural bridge, connecting you to the island's rich heritage and artistic traditions. Each of our pieces encapsulates the essence of Balinese craftsmanship, offering a glimpse into the skilled techniques and cultural motifs that have been honed over centuries. 

By incorporating these artisanal treasures into your home, you not only elevate your living space but also cultivate an appreciation for the artistry and cultural heritage of Bali. And we think that is pretty cool!

Want to take a look at some of our handmade furniture? Shop our favourites below: