Ian and Rachel are a husband and wife team who design and make the fronts in-house.
Ian is a joiner and artist who grew up between East London and rural Sussex with many years experience in woodworking and kitchens. He makes the fronts with other craftsmen in our Sussex studio workshop.
Rachel is a former lawyer from coastal Ireland with a great eye for detail and makes sure the business side of things run smoothly.
We wanted to offer sustainable, high-quality kitchens and furniture with a simple, crafted aesthetic, at a reasonable price. All of our products have a provenance and a sense of place. We don't think high end design should only be available to those with deep pockets.
We use the traditional craftsmen and cabinetmaking skills, but we are influenced by many different disciplines including art, design and architecture. It's important to us not only that our products look good (and we hope they do) but that in addition they work.In fact our Mottos could be:-
"Never design anything that cannot be made....by us" (paraphrasing Jean Prouve, maker and designer)
"Form follows Function" (Frank Lloyd Wright, architect)
"Design for all" (we'll claim that)
Creating local jobs, supporting local communities, and using ethical and sustainable materials are central values.