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.
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.
Natural colors sky blue, ocher yellow, barn red, grass green often saturates plain surfaces.