“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
This statement was made by William Morris over 100 years ago but is still just as relevant today. Quality is always in style; with simplicity of design, balanced proportions, subtle details and beautiful hardwoods, such as oak and walnut, mixed with contemporary colours, Obi Furniture is as good as it gets.
Handmade British Furniture
At Obi we are passionate about design and quality, because like you, we want to live and interact with contemporary modern furniture that has integrity and will stand the test of time. We don't want to buy a product that will start to look worn after a couple of years of use and we are sure that you do not want to too. When you receive your order from Obi you will immediately see that the quality of our pieces far surpasses any other that you will find on the high street.
Modern Furniture Aesthetics
Obi furniture designers have experienced the steady growth of design awareness in Britain, resulting in a country that finally, in the last decade has embraced contemporary aesthetics into the mainstream lifestyle. With backgrounds in architecture, bespoke furniture making, product design, textiles and graphic design, our knowledge and appreciation of twentieth century modernism has influenced the first Obi collection, which although modern in design has the making quality of a fine antique.
Take a look at our Obi online store to see our current handmade furniture products including our oak 'Statement' desk, walnut or oak 'Trio' coffee tables and side tables, all with lacquered tops in a range of contemporary colours; 'Forest' - a rustic oak and glass side table, oak 'Compass' bathroom cabinet & 'Maze' bathroom cabinet, 'Jack' wall cabinet, oak and walnut 'Tripod' lamp bases or 'Memo' chalk notice board.
Handmade Walnut and Oak Furniture
Obi prides itself on being one of just a few modern furniture makers that produces small batches of handmade oak and walnut furniture in England, available to be purchased online. At Obi all our products start out as a quality piece of sustainable rough sawn oak or walnut timber or high grade board and the only bought in items are the high quality stainless steel British fittings and glass that we occasionally use.
Designed and Made in England
Obi furniture is designed by professional, qualified designer / makers who have 25 years experience of producing bespoke handmade pieces, commissioned by individuals and interior designers. Each piece starts with an initial concept sketch and is carefully developed into a working softwood prototype to evaluate and modify and then accurate CAD drawings are produced ready for jig making and production. Our products are then made in small batches of 10, just to make the process a little more efficient and therefore less costly in time than making one piece at a time. The level of attention given to detail, quality and finish is the same as a bespoke piece of furniture, with handmade joints that will be as good as the day they were made for many years to come. Each piece is then finished with a stainless steel plate which guarantees that you have a handmade piece of Obi furniture.
You are welcome to call in to see us in our workshop – just phone to tell us when you are coming so we can dust down the kettle to make you a cup of tea!