Mandie Beuzeval is a furniture designer and maker based in the East End of London.
Her love of wood and a passion for process informs her approach to designing beautiful, modern, versatile and high-quality furniture.
In Mandie’s practice, sustainability and beautiful contemporary design are not mutually exclusive but rather combine to be expressive timeless furniture. Sustainability is threefold in Mandie’s work. Firstly, sustainable wood and a circular system of using offcuts, saving wood between projects and woodchips providing animal bedding in a local city farm, mean all trees are respected and put to good use. Secondly, Mandie’s work is expertly crafted, durable design means this furniture lasts a lifetime, a pushback against the throw-away culture we are currently inundated by. Thirdly, carefully considered versatility of design in all of Beuzeval furniture’s work means that as the life of the user, their needs and homes change, the furniture’s adaptability ensures it remains ever useful.
Sustainable ethos is not only about propelling forward with techno-fixes but slowing down to consider what already works well or has been cast aside. Beuzeval furniture favours traditional craft over mass production; the furniture, whether bespoke or part of a small batch, is handmade with care to achieve fine detail and a beautiful finish.
Consciously considering purchases and Investing in furniture that are equally sustainable in material and design all helps with the urgent climate crises.