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Shaker objects are noted for their shapely simplicity, beautiful craftsmanship, and precise efficiency. In design, their furnishings are free of the unnecessary, but full of joy. The Shakers were a religious sect that believed the beauty and perfection of heaven could be experienced by living simply and purely on earth.
Shaker communities flourished in nineteenth-century America, spread over nineteen villages from Kentucky to Maine. For the Shakers, work, worship and life were indivisible. They lived in self-sufficient communities where everything was shared and nearly everything handmade.
Natural colors sky blue, ocher yellow, barn red, grass green often saturates plain surfaces.