“Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time”
Max Ehrman from Desiderata
We as a company have been proven right in taking this stance and ultimately our proposed means of correction, as the whole dubious process has since been almost totally disabled by the banking collapse upon whom the agents, manufacturers, retailers, Freight forwarders and government, all depended on for finance, and indeed the whole chain of logistics, which were needed to supply and satisfy this attempt at usurping furniture and other home products. Now China and others are looking for more money for their products the price of furniture will go up here in the U.K. as a whole. We believe that to respond to all of this there is now a requirement for upholstery manufacture to be localised once more. There is only one problem. The factories have gone the companies who owned them have burned their bridges and many of their once fine products have now been replaced with clones of lesser quality.
Because of this we decided to create a company that prides itself in making and promoting Design led Manufacture rather than Manufacturing led design. To achieve this we have created a unique tool to suit our purpose. The products you see at our show and in our portfolio are bench made upholstery products using tried and tested traditional craft methods, using materials such as jute and cotton webbing, hand springing, with fibre and hair fillings all hand stitched to form the desired shapes. In other words good quality upholstery materials and skills. This completely bespoke approach allows us to make furniture that is as unique today as it follows a bench mark and the traditional methods of upholstery as laid down by people such as Chippendale, Sheraton and Adams to be once more realised.
To achieve this we have taken some ideas from antiquity, modernised them by adding up to date anatomy and comfort and finally up to date fabrics and cosmetics, all within the fire and durability regulations to suit the modern home. Check out our portfolio and decide for yourselves. We are however not rigidly tied to the older methods. We also have a respect and an appreciation for modern ideas and technology if it is applied correctly. Anyone can see that we totally embrace this. The reason is we are a small company who can punch above our weight because of the way we use the technology as our slave and resist being a slave to the technology.
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