Handcrafted & Machine Manufactured
Nowadays, machine works bring cheap and useful goods to the average household, but no machine can compare with a man’s hands. Machinery gives speed, power, complete uniformity, and precision, but it cannot give creativity, adaptability, freedom, heterogeneity. The individual craftsman of today has the potentiality of shepherding craftsmanship towards a rebirth of true work. Work without innate beauty is dead work; that is why the artist-craftsman is important to us.
Through contrast, handwork made by hand, though expensive, but can be enjoyed in homes for generations, and this considered, they are not expensive after all. Moreover, the chief characteristic of handcrafts is that they maintain by their very nature a direct link with the human heart, so the work always partakes of human quality.
The intention of cindymode design is to embrace the resourcefulness of nature and its processes, while we also display an amazing capability to use technology. We aim to draw inspiration that handwork and the machine should co-operate and supplement each other’s shortcomings. To this end, an advance in the ethics of production is essential, as is deepening of the religious sense in everyday life. The question of handcrafts is not simply technological or economic, but, basically, a spiritual question. Both handwork and machine work will go astray if there is not spiritual preparation. In this sense, the many objects in cindymode design would provide an endless source of inspiration for the crafts – the handmade objects of the future for they show, always, what is true work.
Lanyang Museum, Yilan County, Taiwan.