On my hunt online for Sustainable home-ware brands I came across this wonderful homeware website called Oggetto (Italian meaning;Object). They have a wide selection of unique brands who all focus on creating products with sustainability and being eco-friendly at the root of the design.
They are inspired by their local area with it’s world renowned dramatic and diverse coastline. Orgetto is a studio and workshop are based in Dorset, U.K. founded by Helen and Charlie Camm they design, make and source well crafted products for everyday use.
“we produce our own in house collections while also seeking out the work of independent designers, makers and small producers whose work complements our own. Our debut furniture line Chesil, is named after the 18-mile pebble beach that stretches along Dorset’s coast.
Quality, longevity and craftsmanship underpin the collection with an emphasis on handmade pieces which we source whenever possible. There is something magical about an artisan creating something useful and beautiful out of raw materials. Buying and using handmade pieces helps to keep alive many traditions and skills often honed over generations and allows us to enjoy a connection with the maker unmatched by mass produced products. Handmade products are often unique, each piece varying slightly from the next but displaying beauty in it’s imperfection, something we believe in celebrating. Handmade pieces tell a story.”
All their products are so unique, below I have posted my favourite products taken from their website:
Vintage Stool – No.5 – £150
“We have a selection of vintage rustic elm stools with a rectangular seat from northern China. Full of character they are a very useful addition around the house and could be used as a side table as well as a stool.
The varying sizes and unique ways in which the stools have been assembled perfectly capture the individual act of making, meaning you receive a beautiful object that simply can’t be repeated.”
Iringa Basket – Natural – Regular size £25
“We are delighted to introduce Iringa baskets to our collection. No machine is involved in their making, they are made purely by hand in the Njombe region of Tanzania from milulu grass. Each one varies from the next depending on the subtle colour and textural differences of the grass and the hands of the artisan maker but all are expertly woven, beautifully finished and full of character.”
- 100% handwoven
- Fair Trade
- Made in Tanzania
- Sizes vary within each category due to their handmade nature. If ordering more than one, we will do our best to match the size, depending on stock. We will also do our best to find a match if you are looking for a particular size.
Beeswax Candles – From £4.00
“Pairs of hand dipped candles from Cumbria made from pure beeswax sourced either in the UK or from overseas, depending on supply. Sweet honey scent. Natural colour will vary.”
- Made in the UK
- 100% beeswax
- Size in ascending order (approx.)
Salad Servers – £19.50
“Salad servers handmade from teak wood. A perfect compliment to our salad bowl.”
- Teak wood derived from government controlled sustainable sources
- Size: 8cm W x 31cm L
- Handwash only
- If desired, the salad servers can be coated with cooking oil for maintenance and to prevent staining, but this will affect the colour
“Flo grinders are produced in Europe and finished by hand. Fitted with a high quality Danish made ceramic adjustable mechanism they work with salt, pepper and dried herbs. From super fine to chunky – set to your preference.”
The black grinder has a rich stain so the grain of the un-laminated beech remains part of the character of the grinder.
A simple and elegant design for your tabletop. Available in 2 sizes.
- British designer
- Solid beech or black with a stained finish
- Suitable for salt or pepper
- Small – 8cm x 8cm x 16cm (w x h x d)
Large – 8cm x 8cm x 24cm (w x h x d)
The natural grinders are lightly waxed to highlight the pale hue of the raw beech – which is un-laminated to preserve the integrity of the grain.
Collar Coffee Grinder – £79.95
“Grind your own beans by hand with this coffee grinder, part of the Collar collection designed by Italian design duo Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri for Danish design brand Stelton. It features an adjustable grinder for your desired grind and a useful lid to store your ground coffee ensuring it stays fresh for longer.”
- Jar and lid – Teflon coated stainless steel
- Grinder – ceramic, metal parts – coated stainless steel with Teflon and brass coating
- Adjustable grinder
- Capacity: 250g
- Size: diameter 16cm x h 19.5cm x depth 9cm
- Jar and lid are dishwasher safe; grinder hand wash only
Salt keeper – £37.50
“This olive wood salt keeper is a great way to keep your salt within close reach when cooking and would also look good on your tabletop. The swivel lid with magnetic catch keeps the salt fresh and dry. Each piece is artisanly produced in Tunisia. The olive wood is sustainably sourced from very old trees which no longer bear fruit.”
- Olive wood
- Handmade in Tunisia
- Hinged lid
- Magnetic closure
“Made in Spain by Teixidors, a cooperative with a social mission to improve economic independence and social integration for people with learning difficulties. Using classic wool looms and raw materials of the highest quality, they follow a strictly manual process to create their unique textiles.
Their throws are incredibly soft and have a timeless aesthetic. The muted colourway’s are very versatile and will work well in any number of rooms.”
- 100% ecological merino wool
- 140cm x 180cm
- Available in 4 colourway’s – white edge, blue edge, orange edge, bordeaux edge
- Hand wash or dry clean
Moroccan Stool – Natural – £55.00
“Simple, rustic Moroccan stool, handmade from willow wood with a natural leather woven seat. The leather, from Moroccan tanneries, displays some variations in its colour reflecting the handmade, rustic charm of this piece.”
- Made in Morocco
- 42cm h/seat 31cm x 31cm
It’s so great to see that there are so amazing sustainable brands based within the U.K. Sustainability is such an important subject and we should all be concerned about the ethical background of a product before purchasing it. There is a story behind every item you see and where it could end up in the future. This is a huge concern as a consumer but especially as designer as I see being sustainable a responsibility of my job if I am to recommend products to a client they should be made aware of the sustainability.
Take a look at more of their products available on their website here.