Who Am I?

Who we are

I first  started explored  creative metalwork in 1995 and knew instantly this was the work for me. Working with white hot steel, learning its subtleties while watching it cool and bend has facilitated a fine tuning of the senses and is experienced as a love of work and life, and the dance between the two.

Whether its exploring  new designs or sweeping the workshop floor at the end of the day, my work is a continuous process of learning and discovery.  I feel privileged to have found work that inspires me and get immense pleasure turning that inspiration into a sustainable business, bringing fresh, innovative and proudly British designs to the marketplace. signature file

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John Collins
John CollinsDesigner/maker
Working with white hot steel, learning its subtleties while watching it cool and bend has facilitated a fine tuning of the senses and is experienced as a love of work and life, and the dance between the two.

Work Philosophy

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Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles for Good Design

In essence our ethical Policy is Practical and tangible. We make quality products that last a lifetime (or 2 or 3). We use local service providers and suppliers where possible. By keeping manufacturing in this country, we avoid the environmental impact of transporting our products from the other side of the world. We are proudly preserving and indigenous British craft and manufacturing base.
We operate a staff profit sharing scheme to promote responsibility and fairness and to reward initiative and hard work.
As Director, I like to cultivate a culture of appreciation of design and beauty, ensuring we stay inspired and our skills are growing and maturing all the time. We are a small team and we work together to make the workshop an efficient and creative environment so we have have an excellent quality of work life.
Overall I believe that we have a positive impact in the world and our philosophy is that quality always lasts and is worth investing in.