Having been lucky enough to live in several places around the world and having some amazing experiences in nature, the necessity of doing everything we can to protect the environment is very clear to me.
I am passionate about protecting the environment and minimizing the environmental impact of each piece of furniture I make at Northcote Furniture.
Designing with transition in mind. As we move from place to place through our lives, rather than discarding the old and buying the new, our cherished furniture should be able to come with us. Well-made and considered pieces will always outlast its original purpose. So designing for transition means designing pieces that can change its function throughout its life. Ensuring that it stays useful. So it can stay with you.
Choosing local timber is only part of the battle, From the glue to the finishes and paints, I make considered choices at every stage, including using vegan-friendly alternatives, to ensure that the pieces have the smallest environmental impact possible.
By using a combination of traditional and modern techniques, I use joinery methods with a focus on durability and longevity always trying to select the best solution for each piece. This means always creating objects that are both fit for purpose and will stand the test of time.
Commissioning a bespoke piece of furniture means ending up with a piece that will fit perfectly in your home and that you will love. The more we fill our homes with objects we love, the longer we keep them; the better we look after them, the less waste we create.