Since process is taking center stage these days and becoming more and more important, we’d love to share ours with you here today.
To begin with, all of our products are designed and prototyped in our small studio giving us the opportunity to step back and look first hand at how the fabric design and hardware behaves and interacts with its surroundings. Our designs can sometimes sit in our studio for months just being observed and pondered over day after day before we make that final decision to either scrap and start over, or move on to making production samples.
We then drive across the city to our silk-screen printers and finalize the layout of the design to have the printing acetate and screens made. Once the final screens arrive the intense test printing stages begin. We are not interested in pressing buttons on vast printing machines that spit out fabric that is identical in repeat, lacks raw uniqueness and doesn’t present challenges to us and to our printer. We never pre-print rolls and each cut of finished fabric is allocated to a specific piece of furniture. Our printing process involves 3 people and takes many hours to print just one length of cloth for one individual piece.
Once dried, the printed lengths of cloth are walked through the corridors of an old warehouse building, now converted to small studios, to our upholsterer. All our furniture is made with what we encourage and call the “stand back” approach. Everyone involved in the making of our products is granted the right to stand back and visually review the piece through the craftsmanship process. If we, the printer or upholsterer aren’t completely satisfied with the finished product then it’s scrapped, simple as that.
Using handed sanded wood on the inside, our upholster molds and folds the fabric by hand around what becomes the final product. Each piece is scrupulously inspected for any oddities that are not “individualistic” to the product. We pride ourselves on telling our customers that “no, your piece of furniture will not look or feel exactly the same as anyone elses.” That’s the amazing thing about our unique design and production beliefs.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Please feel free to link up to your process in the comments field below, we would love to hear from you!