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Just like end of season sales, Black Friday is not something AUTHOR partakes in.
AUTHOR is a luxury brand that brings to the discerning customer high-quality pieces, hand-crafted from the finest materials by skilful artisans all across the British Isles. The utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship goes into creating these beautiful pieces. The accessories and furniture we sell embody our ideals of timeless and classic design, the ethos of slow design and sustainable luxury.
Purchasing from AUTHOR is not about bagging a bargain, or consumption for consumption’s sake and so we do not offer Black Friday deals. Rather, we believe in making carefully considered investments for the future, in furniture and interior items that have been made sustainably and responsibly by talented craftswomen and men across Britain. We promote the philosophy and attitude to interior design articulated by industrial designer and academic, Dieter Rams, that we should, “Live better with less that lasts longer;” an ethos by which the company where he worked, Vitsœ, still abides today.
Our products are designed to be future heirloom pieces that will be cherished for a lifetime, and they will age gracefully, never going out of fashion. In fact, the timber used to make many of our furniture items will become more beautiful as the years pass, as will the bronze or vegetable tanned leather. We don’t need to clear the shelves at the end of the season to make way for ‘the next thing’ because AUTHOR’s style endures.
Furthermore, our makers produce a number of their pieces ‘to order’ especially for larger furniture pieces and for that reason, we do not hold large quantities of stock. These pieces will be individually made, in most cases bespoke, so you will have your own, unique, exquisite piece.
We are very grateful for the support of our customers. Price will of course be a consideration in most purchases, but we truly believe that each AUTHOR piece brings its new owner honest, lasting value.
Do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like any gift or styling advice, or any of our other interior design services, the AUTHOR team would be delighted to help. Call us on 01674 820746 or get in touch on our contact form.