New homeware retailer 'connects with the maker'

TheMakerPlace Eastdesign coat rack

A new homeware marketplace, TheMakerPlace, has launched online with the purpose of connecting people with the designers and makers behind each piece.

The retailer represents independent UK-based brands including Eastdesign, which uses reclaimed wood and locally sourced or FSC-certified hardwoods for its small-batch and made-to-order furniture and home accessories.

Also new on TheMakerPlace is a new collection from Heather Scott – Japanese and Scandinavian-inspired furniture handcrafted in her Cornish studio from locally sourced wood.

"I like the idea of knowing where the things I buy for my home come from and who makes them, but often struggled to know how to uncover the very best designers and makers out there," says TheMakerPlace Founder Philippa Cambers on the site's origins.

"There are a wealth of exceptionally talented makers here in the UK and I wanted to give them a platform where they can showcase their work properly."

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