Our making stories
How & where we make
We are proud to design and manufacture the large majority of our collection ourselves. This is fairly unique in the furniture industry and allows us to achieve exceptional results. For those items we don’t make ourselves we partner with leading experts both in the UK and around the world, be it with our British mattresses, Belgian Linen or Lloyd Loom from Indonesia.
Our own Design and Manufacture teams are principally based in Wiltshire in the UK with a world class production house in Northern China. We have an outstanding team of designers, engineers and craftsmen making items for you that are designed and built to last a lifetime. We are often referred to as the Mercedes Benz of the furniture industry.
Qingdao is bright and calm. It’s polished and it’s pristine. Our work there is carried out to the same exacting standards as it is in the UK, with a deep respect for local customs and traditions. We’re one team who are only geographically oceans apart.
The bespoke workshop
Each of our kitchen collections contains cabinetry in shapes, sizes and purposes to suit as many homes as possible, but sometimes something made to measure is called for. That’s where our bespoke workshop comes in. This team work within the same building as our office and warehouse in Wiltshire, and can craft just about anything for our Chichester, Suffolk and Henley kitchen collections.
Our making partners
Our team in Qingdao are all masters at what they do, but there’s only so much we can fit under one roof. So, for certain crafts, we search out the people who are bona fide experts. We like to think of them as one big global family of kindred makers. Each one shares our values when it comes to quality, longevity, ethics and sustainability.
In the making: woollen throws
A family-owned mill in Lancashire, with more than 150 years of experience.
In the making: Harris Tweed
Craft weaving of this parliament-protected cloth in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
In the making: Belgian linen
Finely crafted linen fabric, grown, spun, woven and finished in Belgium.
Our making stories on film
We visited a handful of our partners – from the 250-year-old, family-run producer of our paint to a young, Bristol-based studio that’s reinvigorating weaving in the UK – to capture their processes and craftspeople on film. You’ll find the series so far on our Instagram.