About Another Country
Our designs are inspired by archetype, calling on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork for inspiration. We endeavor to re-interpret the spirit and functionality of these honest forms of furniture for a modern customer.
Another Country aims to deliver quality and longevity at fair prices – our products are built to last, both in terms of construction and style. All of our wooden products are made from sustainably harvested timbers and we make use of both time-honoured craft techniques and modern technology and we work in as sustainable a way as possible.
Our mission is to be a responsible, purposeful and useful company that is fit for the 21st century, and our ambition is to sell our sustainably made furniture to as many people as possible.
To do this, we strive to strike the right balance between craft and industry.
Our promise to you:
We endeavour to produce our product and run our business at the most sustainable level possible. Our suppliers only source timber that is sustainably harvested from either UK, European and US forests, we manufacture in workshops in the UK and Portugal, we pack using as much recyclable material as possible and deliver directly to you via our London-based warehouse. We intend for our product to last and we do everything possible to give them longevity.
Another Country is made up of people who are committed to working and living responsibly. Every aspect of what we do is considered. From our business collateral (designed by Bravo Charlie Mike Hotel) that is kept to a necessary minimum, designed to be of generic use and printed on recycled stock, to our packaging that is made of recyclable cardboard with recyclable paper or board inserts. There are instances where our suppliers use packaging that may not always adhere to our standards but we work tirelessly to ensure they will do so.
Our day bed mattress and bolster, floor cushion and seat pad are made by Naturalmat for Another Country. Naturalmat is the only UK mattress maker using certified organic latex and certified organic coir (coconut fibre) and source their lambswool locally.
How it’s made
We combine traditional methods of making with modern technology to ensure that each piece is made with great care, attention to detail and precision. Every piece is hand assembled, hand finished and quality controlled before leaving the workshops.
We have filmed one of our visits to our wonderful partner workshop in Portugal, one hour south of the beautiful city of Porto.
We really believe you can not make furniture in a better way than this. We hope you agree.
London based Product Designer Mathias Hahn (born 1977 in Germany) started up his studio in 2006 and is one of the founding members of OKAYstudio. After graduating as Industrial Designer in Germany he moved on to the Royal College of Art, where he received a MA degree in Design Products under Ron Arad in 2006. From his studio and workshops he is working on diverse projects in the field of industrial and furniture design.
Born in Tokyo and raised in New England, Jonah received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. For several years, Jonah designed furniture that he built in a friend’s studio while he played bass guitar, touring and recording with several indie rock bands. Needing to develop and showcase a growing body of work that was filling his house but few had seen, Jonah founded Atelier Takagi in 2005.
Marie Dessuant was born in 1984 in Paris. In 2008, she graduated with distinction from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in product design (MA). She wrote a thesis about ‘Wandering in Daily Life’ and designed a collection entitled ‘Objets Vagues’. Marie is now Head of Design at Another Country.
Simon Donald is a London based product designer. He studied Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art and later completed an MA in Design Products at the RCA. After graduating 2007 Simon went on to work for Sebastian Bergne Ltd as a designer and project manager for four years, working with an array of large clients such as Tefal and Proctor and Gamble.
Born in 1977 at La Louvière (Belgium), Benoît Deneufbourg studied interior architecture at Saint-Luc Brussels. He launched his studio in 2004 which covers a wide range of disciplines like designing furniture, lighting and accessories, and also interior design, installations and graphic design. Benoît also teaches in a Brussels art school.
With a background in product design and applied art, Ian employs a mix of design and craft skills to his work. A deep understanding of ceramic materials and using retired machinery from Stoke-on-Trent, enables Ian to communicate qualities that can often get lost in the gap between design and production.
Recently graduated from Heriot Watt University with a BA (1st Class hons) in Design for Textiles, Ruth Duff designed a collection of innovative, exciting and unique fabrics for Another Country. Pushing the boundaries of woven textiles by combining geometric and organic shapes through jacquard weaving to create complex designs.
Dana Cannam received his Bachelors in Industrial Design at the University of Alberta and his Masters in Social Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Soon after graduation Dana established his own studio based in Rotterdam offering services in product development and design consultation.
Born in N.Ireland in 1986, David Irwin graduated in Three Dimensional Design at Northumbria University in 2007. He completed a fellowship on the Designers in Residence initiative at Northumbria’s School of Design in 2010 and subsequently went on to establish his own Industrial design Studio in 2011.