Who We Are:
We are Yve Thelermont and David Hupton. Cabinet making, fine art, furniture and product design form the backdrop to our creative work.
Our studio was established to develop products with original aesthetics that did not compromise on functionality.
“Modernist traditions have always influenced us. Pared down, understated objects that exploit the beauty and functionality of materials, but we also revel in explosions of fun, colour, flair and vivid expression.”
From an early experimental approach we continued to refine and develop our passion for objects that engage people, express personality and offer a sensory experience.
Our aim has been to deliver diverse pieces to customers that provide character, can easily compliment individual home decor and help create a mood, an attitude.
How We Work:
A hands-on approach is taken to design and making in the studio workshop. Concepts, experiments and prototypes are developed into products through drawing, model making, 3-d visualisations and 3-d printing. These are then brought into production through collaborations with talented and highly experienced model makers, artisans and small craft-based manufacturers.
Studio life has always involved assembly and hand finishing of pieces, but over recent years our development of new skills and craft techniques has enabled in-house production.
Our sustainability credentials are constantly evolving. We want our products to be cherished for many years to come and consequently strive for quality and durability.
Our products are generally small batch or hand made. Current manufacture is UK based using local makers in Norfolk, Essex, Stoke, with some in Europe and our studio.
We minimise waste, reuse where possible and pay attention to material origin. For example, plant-based wood finishes and FSC-certified timber are from the EU. Clay and plaster materials are UK made with glazes from Europe and some from the US.
Overall, packaging materials like cardboard, loose-fill materials and papers are 70% recycled, some are biodegradable. We pack products in appropriate sized boxes to minimise waste and cost.
From 1st April 2021 our studio will run on 100% renewable energy. We have workplace energy efficiencies in place but still have work to do and becoming carbon neutral is a priority for us.