Handkrafted is an online marketplace that connects skilled craftspeople and artisans with customers who prefer quality, custom-made furniture.
The company’s initial focus is on woodworkers with plans to expand to other crafts incorporating metals, leather and stone. Handkrafted takes a small transaction margin on all orders placed through the site and also provides a premium subscription service to makers.
The online platform removes the friction in commissioning high value, handmade items in a market valued at $26 billion for bespoke furniture market. It aims to be the go-to-place for commissioning handmade goods such as furniture, leatherwork, metalwork, woodwork and more. CEA invested in Handkrafted in February 2015 alongside Sydney Seed Fund and a number of angel investors.