What makes a handmade lamp different from its machine counterpart?
Posted: Sep 21, 2014
If you are to buy a chandelier, your first stop would be a website that sells ceiling lamps. You would explore the options and shortlist the designs that you find suitable for your needs. You would compare the options with our sites and finally make the payment.
Buying a chandelier light is easy as you can buy crystal chandelier light online and most buyers don’t feel the need to look into quality of the lamps. They are more concerned about price and they feel blessed when they find lamps matching with their needs available at reduced price.
Should price be a consideration for buying a lamp?
Price comes after quality. Quality is the first thing to see and not price as price can never help in determining quality of a product. In today’s competitive times, everyone business tries to keep its product competitive. Ceiling lamps are in high demand and for this reason they are made everywhere.
Traditionally, lamps are made in factories and designers make lamps with hands. They work with glass furnaces and manual tools to make unique lamps. It is the only process a ceiling lamp can be made. But some manufacturers use machines for making lamps.
Use of machines has revolutionized the ceiling lamp making industry. Machines can make perfect designs but they can’t make unique designs. Machines have reduced cost of lamps but they are unable to provide error-free designs.
Cheap products could be machine made products and it is for the buyer to determine quality of the lamp he is going to buy. Ideally one should buy handmade products only.
Why buy handcrafted lamps?
Handcrafted lamps are unique. They are free of technical errors and design faults. They are durable and can be maintained in a hassle free manner. A handmade lamp can be cleaned, refreshed and redesigned. But a machine made lamp isn’t a durable piece. If a machine made lamp shows signs of exhaustion, it has to be replaced with a new piece.
It is only a handmade lamp that can give maximum return on investment. Machine made lamps cost effective but they aren’t true chandeliers as lamps can only be made with hands.
Machine make lamps are an attempt to make chandeliers but traditional handcrafted lamps are true lamps. Traditionally lamps are made with hands. Designers work to make prisms and then pin the prisms on metal frames to give shape to crystal chandelier light.
Erika Johnson is a traditional chandeliers manufacturer.