Sketch of Beatrice, from our first collection, 2009
Over the last 20 years our design studio has established a reputation among an exclusive group of clients with a taste for unusual one-of-a-kind furniture. A few years ago we moved to the other end of the spectrum and began licensing to manufacturers requiring commercial designs with a wide appeal.
On December 31 we launch a new venture, for yet another market: an online boutique selling ottomans in limited editions, made to order.
We’re continuing to design for manufacturers. We get a lot from the process and have experience and skills to offer. We enjoy working with teams of specialists, with large development budgets. And it’s exciting to have access to an international market. But by nature it’s conservative: we miss having the occasional chance to be experimental, to explore ideas intuitively, hand-to-brain, making trials and samples. Wonderful unexpected ideas come out of this process. So we’ve decided to design small pieces, ottomans, to provide a vehicle to be experimental. Making them available in limited editions makes it viable and allows us to develop an audience and market.
We’re keeping this blog to share insights into how these ottomans are created. We’ll highlight what inspires us and give you a glimpse behind the scenes – from the concept through to the finished ottomans. We’re keen to hear your questions and engage in constructive dialogue. And we’d love you to share this work with anyone who’ll enjoy it!