Wooden furniture, functional and without unnecessary addition of decorative elements, this is how the Shaker style can be qualified. The Shakers are members of a branch of Protestantism born in the early 18th century. Fleeing France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, the Shakers went to England and then to America. Their radical austerity, more extreme than the puritanism of the time intrigue. Preachers loudly proclaim their alarming prophecies in public. They are then given the name of Shaker which means "agitated" or "shaken". If their convictions are not really emulated, their furniture has been inspiring designers for a few years, who see them as precursors of the minimalist style. Indeed, the Shakers manufactured everything that furnished their homes and certain objects are characteristic of their style such as wooden coat hooks along the walls or wicker baskets. The furniture had to be only functional but meticulously made, because according to the Shakers, each well done spot brings closer to God. Today real Shaker style furniture sells for very high prices. In France, Serge and Yves Bensimon were among the first to promote and publicize their work by importing their furniture and their style thanks to the Home Around the World boutique. To create a shaker style at home, favor wooden objects, with a simple and functional design sometimes reminiscent of the Scandinavian style. Here is a selection of objects that should inspire you.