Meet the Makers

 

We’re in love with the honest, traditional materials - terracotta, cotton, cane, jute, linen and wool - we use to create our collection, and collaborate closely with traditional craftspeople and small, family-owned businesses to bring it all to life.

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Potter

Rui's family has been in the pottery business for over 200 years, and we're proud to continue that tradition with him on all of our terracotta ware.

Just about every piece we sell is thrown by Rui on the potter's wheel (he started in the family business when he was 8), and is then painted by his aunt Regina. 

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Weavers

Meet Rui and Fernanda, the talented couple behind the small family-owned mill that weaves all of our rugs, ottomans, cushions and wall-hangings.

We love their passion, drive and creativity, and watching Rui spin yarn from dozens of different colours of thread recycled from the fashion industry is a thing to behold. 

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Basketweavers

Júlia’s father was a weaver of traditional fishing baskets, and other handwoven goods in both cane and wood. She met and married Sérgio, who started weaving too, and together they keep the tradition alive.

The cane chair they make for us has been made by their family for decades.