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In today’s fast-paced world, true craftsmanship is often unappreciated. The lengthy process of creating handmade goods becomes an impeder of speed in an environment dictated by deadlines and immediate gratification. For those who still yearn for a good old-fashioned labor of love, Berlin-based publishers Gestalten have released a coffee table book entitled The Craft and the Makers. The visually rich book pays homage to the diminishing world of artisans and craft folk who still see time as a friend and small scale production as a necessity for perfection.

The book puts a focus on consumer and luxury goods crafted with passion and made to last. From porcelain to leather goods and furniture, The Craft and the Makers aims to change and reshape our attitudes toward goods that are an integral part of our lives.

Available at Amazon.

Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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