The furniture industry has always been about giving the customer what they want and need.

Today, however, it’s about what you can afford to give.

And that means the quality of our modern furniture is falling short of what people have expected for decades.

Ellie Woods is an Australian furniture historian, author and presenter.

She is the author of The Art of Furniture: The Craft and Science of Furnishing for 50 Years.

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