Website of the Week – Trunk
Trunk was originally founded by two brothers – VJ and Jit, Londoners born and bred, but with roots back in India. With over 15 years experience in industrial design, furniture and interiors between them, they knew the business from the inside. And despite being a pair of workaholics, they found time to travel the world – both for fun, and to study traditional craft skills and techniques. To cut a long story short, the result is Trunk.
All of the pieces on the website are made one at a time, with love, using traditional skills handed down from generation to generation. Each of the designs is a naturally limited edition. In fact, as each object is handcrafted, no two pieces are ever exactly the same.
They work with small communities in developing countries, where investment makes a huge difference to the quality of life for local families and each piece is a world away from mass-produced, flat-pack conformity.
Trunk is about worldly treasures. Unique and beautiful furniture, textiles, lighting and decor. Objects that are loved as much by the people who make them as by the people who buy them.
Carole King is joint Editor-in-chief of Heart Home magazine. She is a London based Interior Decorator and an Associate Member of the BIID. She started Dear Designer's Blog as a way to document all the things that she finds inspirational and hopefully to inspire others. You can follow her on Twitter @DearDesigners. Read more posts by Carole King.
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