Many of today's upholstery tools and techniques are the same as those used over 200 years ago, using modern day materials. Upholstery did not become associated with comfort until the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, when the first beginnings of more modern furniture began. These skilled craftsman possessed a unique set of skills that enabled them to transform raw materials into exquisite furniture pieces. Some of these skills and techniques continue to be passed down through some generations today......
The introduction of mass production techniques has had a significant impact on furniture manufacturing, transforming it from a truly Craft-Based Industry to a more industrialized one. One key change in mass production technique was the use of assembly-line production methods, which allowed for the division of labor. This division of labor meant that workers were only specialized in specific tasks of the build instead of the craft itself. These mass production techniques made it possible for most companies to produce large quantities faster and less costly.
However, these changes often led to concerns about the Quality and Durability of furniture being mass produced, and are on occasion seen as inferior to that of a "truly" handcrafted piece of furniture.
At Newton-Coley, we want to preserve the use of traditional craftmanship in the production of furniture. We feel that traditional, handcrafted furniture remains highly valued and sought after still today!
When you visit our factory in Newton, NC.... You will experience the true art of furniture making! Every single operation is performed by one of our very talented artisans who handcraft each part of your furniture by hand. We believe in the preservation of the Craft-Based Furniture Industry, which will allow our artisans to produce a quality built product that is truly unique and one of a kind!
Newton-Coley's "true" handcrafted upholstered furniture.