Jonathan Maker

 

Jonathan Maker is a small furniture company based in London specialising in the design and manufacture of handmade bespoke furniture.  We aim to produce high quality fitted and freestanding contemporary furniture which is simple, elegant and functional.

We design and manufacture limited edition heirloom furniture and product ranges for retail. Sold exclusively through Stornish.com

Our practice also collaborates  with other like minded businesses on larger projects. We’ve completed a number of residential and commercial interiors with the Interior design Company – Mel Massey Studio

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Sustainability

 

A sustainable approach should be at the heart of any modern craft business.  Our aim is to make work of quality, that lasts and utilises the inherent properties of materials. Furniture that adds value to your home, improves your day to day. Creating heirloom furniture you can pass on to future generations. 
 
By design we reduce the waste in our production. Choose recycleable materials & prioritise materials that are non toxic.
We are vehicle free as a business & use vehicle sharing schemes to reduce our carbon footprint . Monthly, we carbon off-set, planting and managing woodlands here in the UK.
 
We also recognise that what counts, is what we can measure. We are continually looking of ways to improve our working practice & reduce the impact on the environment. Our Zero Waste Kitchen featured in ES.
 

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Jobs 

 

We’ve been employing cabinet makers and furniture makers for the last 8 years both locally and from further a field in the U.K & Europe.  We are always looking for skilled freelancers or people who are looking for a new challenge in full time employment.

We believe in treating people with respect.  We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to advance your skills in a creative environment.  If that’s you, please send us your C.V/work history.

We also offer university students looking for work experience a 2 week summer work placement (paid).

Jonathan 

 

Jonathan Thomas is a designer and craftsman with 25 years of experience in the creative industries. He has an award-winning portfolio of work and a passion for design and making. 
 
Early in his career, Jonathan worked with Tom Heatherwick helping to establish one of the world’s leading design firms. He then founded his own company, Make Ltd, and worked on many projects for leading brands throughout the world. He is the only individual to win the coveted D&AD Black Pencil for manufacturing in design.
 
Jonathan founded Maker to specialise in making handmade furniture – mixing modern materials and techniques with traditional craftsmanship and sustainability.
 
See Jonathan’s portrait by acclaimed photographer – Tom Oldham, for his
Longest Day Project  and his interview for The Arts Desk’s We Made It series,