Antiques Play a Modern Part in Sustainable Home Styling and Decor
Our ethos and values are towards Quality, Style, the Sustainability of Antiques, their Historic Conservation and finding ways of making antiques affordable to all.
Antiques were made to last, by craftsman of their era. They where designed to be maintained and to gain natural desirable aging character (patina) through use and age.
Modern furniture and household decorative goods, however, are not designed to last, with designed ages of less than 10 years to ensure commercial growth for manufacturers. Modern furniture for, example is designed to last on average only 7 – 8 Years, creating over 300, 000 tones of waste and landfill a year in the UK.
As well as the waste problem, modern furniture and goods have a heavy carbon footprint mainly derived from:
- International Shipping e.g. goods produced in East and shipped to the West
- High demand for raw materials e.g. wood and deforestation.
- Chemical usage and its demand in manufacture.
- Packaging and its waste.
- Heavy reliance on self construction and installation and carbon losses associated with missing or broken parts.
- Returned and replaced goods transportation.
- Breakages from low quality manufacture and the waste it creates.
The sustainability of Antiques is recognised through their quality, design and style that were made to last and have stood the test of time, becoming ever popular with home owners interior designers and Millennials who want to create a sustainable styled home from different periods and eras with furniture and Decor that will last and can be maintained.
We look at each Antique we buy with a keen eye for quality, style, sustainability and historic conservation, giving them a new extended life of probably another 200 years through care, repair and restoration. We work with local repair and restoration conservation partners using traditional crafts methods to preserve their important history and create a sustainable Antique ready for your home.