There’s much more focus on buying longer lasting products for our home. We need to move away from fast furnishings and invest in pieces that stand the test of time. It’s something I’m going to feature more and more of on the blog in 2020.
I want to showcase more sustainable home renovations, eco-friendly home decor and more natural, home furnishings. It needs to happen. And we need to be more responsible when it comes to furnishing our homes.
I won’t always get it right, it’s a learning curve for us all, but the more we can all do as individuals, the better chance we have of saving our planet for future generations.
That’s why I wanted to draw your attention to this wonderful brand, a small company tucked away in Sussex countryside, cooking up a storm with their all natural sofas and chairs.
Let me introduce you to Maker and Son.
The brand has a focus to offer the highest quality craftsmanship alongside the use of natural products.
All of their products are 100% natural, with no plastic-based foam used at all in any of their sofas or chairs.
Product designer, Felix Conran, grandson of Sir Terence says,
There’s no other way to consider the future than to make products that last at least one lifetime.
The brand promises to never use plastics, polyurethane foams, velcro or staples. The furniture is more sustainable, lasts longer and is far better for the environment than much of what you can buy on the high street. The feathers and down used in their cushions are sourced ethically and are a by-product of the European meat industry.
Only 100% natural materials are used in everything they make.
That’s not the only thing that stands out to me about this brand. They have a very unique selling model……
Maker & Son has decided to not invest in costly high street showrooms. Instead they have invested in a mobile showroom, so they can bring their products to you, and they have a small showroom at their head office.
Because they sell direct to the customer they are able resist passing on the expense of showrooms in the price of their products. For example, their beautiful Song sofa would retail at £10k but with their creative model, they are able to reduce the retail value by half.
I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s a novel and innovative idea.
Finally, let’s chat about the comfort value of these sofas and chairs.
I’m sure you’ll agree they look incredibly comfortable. But do they really deliver?
Well Maker & Son are very proud of the comfort of their products and it’s a key message in their offering.
- Each piece of furniture is made from a hardwood sustainable sourced English Beech frame and guaranteed for 30 years.
- Each has a full sprung base, where the springs are hand laid and taper downwards in height towards the back of the chair or sofa, so that when you sit in it, you naturally sink back and down.
- They use a unique cushion construction containing two ‘duvets’ filled with a mixture of feathers and down.
- The furniture is handmade to order by a family run business that has been making high end furniture for over 30 years, using materials and techniques that ensure it will last a lifetime.
I’ve shown you just a selection of the sofas and chairs on offer and the different colourways available. It’s well worth a look around the website to find a piece that will fit your home and family – in a colour that fits your interior design.
Oh, I forgot to mention. The covers are all loose too and easy to wash. The cotton and linen is pre-shrunk so you don’t have to worry when they need cleaning. And if you go for the velvet option, that’s removable too and easy to send off to the dry cleaner.
So why not check them out. You can see more about this creative, sustainable company HERE.
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