i don’t find out about you, however as quickly as december rolls round there’s just one place you’re more likely to discover me.. curled up all good and comfortable on the couch!
hibernation mode could be very actual in my home so when luxurious couch designers maker & son> received in contact to showcase their massive, squishy couch designs to me i immediately fell. laborious. i’m undoubtedly a sucker for something that appears to be extraordinarily tactile, mushy and – technical time period – marshmallow-y, and it’s protected to say maker & son have these three qualities checked off in abundance.
the maker & son philosophy is to design furnishings that encourages the final word in leisure while becoming in with the type and décor of any given inside setting. not solely are their sofas designed to offer you a heat enveloping hug the second you sit down, they’re additionally handmade utilizing 100% pure, ethically sourced supplies, that means they offer the setting a digital hug too. an enormous win-win, in my view.
there’s no different method to take into account the longer term than to make merchandise that final no less than one lifetime. ~ felix conran
a collaboration between felix conran – grandson of terence conran – and his father alex willcock, maker & son have gone proper again to fundamentals to provide well-made lovely items which can be constructed to the identical requirements of high quality as vintage furnishings, earlier than plastic grew to become so built-in into upholstery as a fabric. inspired by lovely craft design and the unique ideas of scandinavian designers, they design with deeply rooted sustainable and moral issues, from the supplies to the supposed use of the product. their dedication to utilizing 100% pure, ethically sourced supplies means they promise to by no means use plastics, polyurethane foams, velcro or staples. all feather and down used of their cushions are sourced ethically as a by-product of the eu meat business.
as a younger on-line enterprise, with over three a long time of familial expertise designing furnishings, maker & son are proper on the forefront of progressive furnishings companies pushing the boundaries of conventional retail fashions. furnishings is notoriously tough to promote with out bodily shops for a buyer to expertise the product first hand, so maker & son have developed a fleet of cell showrooms> designed to take their sofas direct to their clients, with out the extortionate overhead of a conventional brick-and-mortar retailer – intelligent, huh?
all of their vans are carried out up inside with a pure fibre carpet and delightful shingles, that means once you step inside, you step into an immersive maker & son expertise. contained in the “woodland cabin” you may sink into certainly one of their squishy upholstered armchairs and really feel the remainder of the world fade away, leaving you with a sense of final leisure. an organization skilled is available to information you thru every element of your bespoke couch design, from the array of color decisions, to the precise material and even the way it will sit throughout the room.
all of their designs are made utilizing conventional craft methods, with sustainably-grown beech timber used to make the entire frames and 100% linen woven in italy for the mushy covers. every base is handmade, with every spring individually positioned by hand (70 coils in a settee, 40 in an armchair), and taper down in direction of the again of the chair or couch, in order that once you sit in it you naturally sink again and down, and immediately chill out. they then use a singular cushion development containing two ‘duvets’ crammed with a combination of ethically sourced feathers and down, totally accredited by the worldwide down and feather bureau. between these ‘duvets’ sits a pure latex core designed to assist the cushions preserve their form, which suggests they require much less upkeep – in different phrases, much less plumping over time!
the couch covers are all unfastened too and straightforward to clean, with the linen pre-shrunk so that you don’t have to fret in terms of cleansing. if you happen to go for the velvet choice, that’s detachable too and straightforward to ship off to the dry cleaner. you may even order further covers> in your couch, that means you may have a lighter colored linen material for the summer season months which you turn out for a cosier, plusher velvet in winter months, immediately remodeling the appear and feel of your room!
handmade to order by their small group of skilled craftspeople, commonplace orders lead occasions could be as little as 4 weeks relying in your material selection, however typically take round six weeks. a bespoke order often takes between eight and ten weeks.
one of many different issues that actually impressed me concerning the model is how artistic they’ve been with their product visualisation on their web site and social media feeds, showcasing every of their designs by way of a sequence of movies to seize simply mushy and squishy their upholstery is. there are a complete host of movies exhibiting fashions (often family and friends since they shoot every little thing themselves) wriggling, reclining – even leaping! – on armchairs and sofas to present a practical impression of how the piece moulds and shapes itself to the physique and creates a comforting cocoon for hibernation. additionally they have a complete sequence of images exhibiting their items outdoor in nature, to strengthen each the pure development of their designs, in addition to nurturing the relief angle of their philosophy.
so, what do you consider maker & son.. are you tempted by certainly one of their armchairs or sofas in your own residence?
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