who we are
We are two passionate designers, Phillip Hollander and Stephen Wilson, who have come together to make beautiful, useful furniture that we want to live with. We both care about basic human principles of inclusivity, environment and legacy and connected with a single aim to design accessible and covetable furniture. We admire modernist design, especially the Scandinavian aesthetic, respect the tried and tested methods of centuries of traditional joinery and challenge ourselves to employ modern methods to create functional pieces with a future heritage.
Minimalist in design and environmental impact we create furniture that is tooled with remarkable accuracy without using a single nail or screw. We only use high quality sustainably harvested hardwoods – primarily oak simply because it is so well-loved. Our furniture is light in style and weight but strong and hardwearing, simply designed for everyday life.
He started off making furniture out of his dads garage while he was a student, mostly for friends and family. He applied to get business incubation for Houtlander at Furntech, a government supported incubation program for the furniture industry. Here he honed his technical skills and started the journey to become a furniture designer.
Stephen first fell in love with wood when he worked under a Austrian cabinet maker fitting out interiors of yachts. With years of experience he developed a deep understanding of different materials and its uses. He embraces technology in his design and has a passion for refining a product until its perfect.
we value well-crafted wood