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UNIT 9, Bristol Vale Trading Estate, Hartcliffe Way

Bristol BS3 5RJ

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values.

design / craft

WE ENDEAVOUR TO DESIGN AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

employing a rigorous, rational design process, we aim to produce simple yet striking, free-standing furniture, crafted with care and attention to detail. hand-selecting the finest timber we work with the material, allowing for its natural properties and incorporating its behaviour in order that each piece of furniture we make both benefits from and enhances the natural beauty and qualities of the wood.

impact

WE USE LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY SOURCED BRITISH SOFT AND HARD WOODS

we all live on this planet and consume its resources and now, more than ever before, we must all be aware of our shared responsibility to ensure these resources are not wasted. while we cannot neutralize our impact entirely, we can attempt to minimize it.

 

at knotch, we do this in a number of ways starting with our exclusive use of locally grown hardwoods (keeping our travelling carbon footprint as low as possible) or if this is not possible, those certified by Grown in Britain. we use as few man made materials such as mdf or plywood in our designs as possible and on the rare occasions we have to, we seek out those that are made from responsibly sourced timber using eco-friendly adhesives.

 

we factor material wastage in to each design, ensuring minimal waste is created or that enough is left to be useful for other projects. sadly, some waste is inevitable so we make sure this is either up/re-cycled.

we do not reject 'challenging' boards (such as crown cut or those with difficult grain) that might otherwise be discarded, we design a piece around them, making the most of their quirks.

community

WE STRIVE TO ENSURE OUR WORK CONTRIBUTES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

relocating from London to Bristol has presented a real opportunity for us to explore ways to incorporate a sense of community into our work. the implications of this will continually evolve but at present involves forging relationships with other local businesses such as fellow designer-makers, timber suppliers, architects, retailers and soon charities with particular focus on helping Bristol's homeless. we're very interested in the concept of 'vernacular' design: pieces with an aesthetic vocabulary that both reflects and informs the immediate locality and its contributors.