Does it matter you might ask? Yes it does! Sustainability is as important in the furniture industry as any other. Wood offers a wonderful sustainable resource which is much less damaging to the environment than metals or plastics. Timber is a beautiful, durable and renewable raw material, not to mention its environmental attributes. Yet wood is only sustainable if the forests are managed correctly. And then there are issues of workshop practices, transportation methods etc. You may well take pride in your home, and part of that is knowing your furniture is responsibly sourced. So if you're interested in this issue, here's how to get through the industry smokescreen and find out the truth!
Posted on June 5, 2015 by Kim
Posted on May 19, 2015 by Kim
The Grand Designs show in 2015 was a massive hit, featuring the launch of new products and fabrics. more...
Posted on April 27, 2015 by Nats
We're getting ready for Grand Designs Live, the London show where we introduce new products and collections. This is our third year exhibiting at the show and this we will be launching 6 new products:
Posted on April 27, 2015 by Kim
We are delighted to be bringing an amazing stand of our lovely Ethnicraft products to this year's Grand Designs at the Excel Centre (May 2nd - 10th). more...
Posted on February 24, 2015 by Nats
Watch this video for a collection of images from our oak production!
This workshop produces some of our largest and most characterful oak dining tables. With first class sawmill and kiln facilities, we can take the finest European oak and construct tables up to 7m long. Options include a smooth, contemporary look through to a knotted, cracked and natural edge appearance. The skilled craftsmen help us to offer many bespoke sizes from this workshop.
Posted on February 11, 2015 by Nats
Watch this video for a collection of images from our upholstered chair markers!
Belgium has a wonderful tradition of chair making that goes back centuries. Our European made and Belgian designed upholstered chairs benefit from this experience. Every aspect, from frame strength to fabric durability is vigorously tested and graded. The versatility of this workshop enables us to offer many colour and style options, making it possible to consider this your own customer chair facility!
Posted on February 2, 2015 by Kim
IMM Koln is a great show and we love it - it’s the grande dame as furniture trade shows go. This year we found several new pieces from new designers and are looking forward to seeing them in our showrooms soon enough. Here’s a sneak preview:
Posted on January 27, 2015 by Nats
Watch this video for a collection of images from our latest visit!
Our wonderful table workshop combines decades of furniture making experience with wonderful, contemporary designs coming out of Germany and Switzerland. There is a fusion of styles, combining solid European oak and American walnut with metal pedestals, lacquered finishes and cutting edge German extension mechanisms.
Posted on January 23, 2015 by Kim
From the heart of wonderfully managed and FSC certified European oak forests comes another great furniture workshop. We produce primarily our bedroom furniture here. Once again the fantastic saw mill and kiln facilities enable us to offer bespoke services, benefitting from generations of skilled carpenters in the area.
Posted on January 16, 2015 by Kim
Have a look at a video we made at the workshop to see the seamstresses at work. Sorry about the background noise but that is the combination of the sewing machines and the pattern cutting machines!