My name is Steven Bowler, I specialize in making exciting, original, rustic, reclaimed wood furniture. I trained as a professional draftsman and I have been involved in furniture and interior design for many years before starting my own business with my wife and business partner Clare who trained and qualified as a textile designer and photographer. Together, we are passionate about creating high quality, unique and sustainable rustic wood furniture.
We saw a niche in the market to design and custom make reclaimed wood furniture to fit perfectly into the home, making each bespoke piece special and unique to the individual buyer. We wanted our designs to be avant garde, unique and exciting, creating something different that isn't run of the mill or mass produced but carefully handcrafted with care and attention. We believe our unique selling point is our superior quality finishes which makes us stand out from all the rest, our processes include antique waxing, mixing our own stain colors and producing individually hand painted country cottage designs.
It all started with our Etsy shop and we have grown and developed over time, now having moved to our very own studio based in the Derbyshire hillside. We now have our own website, exhibitions in brick and mortar galleries and craft shows across the UK.
An important part of my business is treating our customers as individuals and offering good service through providing high quality products, great communication and fast, efficient delivery.
Incorporated into our work is the ethos in promoting buying quality furniture made from reclaimed wood as this helps to protect our natural environment and improves our carbon footprint. According to the Global Trees Campaign, to date 8,000 trees are threatened with extinction. By buying reclaimed wood furniture you are helping the natural environment through preventing unnecessary disposal of reusable timber, and preventing more trees being felled.