CELEBRATING MODERN CRAFT
In today's society we have become distant from handwork. Artisanship has faded; technology and convenience render handwork a thing of the past. We consume things produced by industrial processes, never touched by people, yet we crave the story and meaning in the handcrafted object which cannot be produced by machine.
At CraftedSystems, we celebrate modern craft: reinvigorating handcraft in the context of today's society. Instead of using highly skilled artisans, we partner with the YWCA women's shelter to create our products. We help in skills development for women in transition, economically enabling and empowering them, giving them collective purpose and creative outlet. They work in a collaborative environment, share learnings and pass on knowledge while participating in this "healing work".
We combine award-winning design with innovative weaving techniques + the simple idea of collective effort to create modern pieces for today's lifestyle and environment. Our first collection includes a selection of felt vessels, table pieces, lights, floor and wall systems.
Our products are uniquely woven from 100% natural wool felt and assembled by hand. By nature they are textured with varying degrees of dimension and lift to the surface. They exhibit both a simple, geometric modern appeal and also a warm, hand-crafted quality. If you are looking for a perfect and smooth product, these are probably not for you. If, however, you enjoy something made from pure materials with a simple & honest concept, we believe you will appreciate our products.
We use eco-friendly production processes such as waterjetcutting and diecutting. All products are produced and assembled in Portland, Oregon.