for a distinctly uncommon look
nook home is a new range of furniture and home accessories from the makers of Humblewood. All our goods are designed and made by our small team in the UK. We will be showing at a number of trade fairs in 2020, but if you can't wait, please get in touch for our trade information.
Our current (and constantly expanding!) range of furniture and home accessories – from a table to a door stop. Click on an image below for a detailed description.
We prefer our work to do the talking, but here's a little bit about us and all things 'nooky'...
We love the clean lines of Scandinavian, Shaker and Japanese styles, as well as being fans of the Arts and Crafts movement's ethos. Influences from the 1950's, aka 'Mid-century Modern' can also be seen in our pieces. But we have worked hard to develop our own contemporary style and hope that our items communicate a strong sense of personality, while still being useful, practical items.
Well, apart from simply liking the word, and getting to play around with phrases like "get nooky", we like the idea that all homes have (or should have) a cosy little nook in them. Our Gran's 'nook' was her quiet place, where she could go to read or knit, surrounded by her family 'treasures'. In creating our items, we hope that some will find their way into our customers' own nooks.
We use only hardwood timbers sourced sustainably from within the UK. Much of the wood we use comes from damaged trees that have had to be felled for safety reasons. Our most-used timbers are Ash, Oak and Elm.
The paints, oils and waxes we use are non toxic and are made from natural substances. Other materials such as clock inserts are of good quality to give years of reliable service.
We are Bob and Eunice Bryant and we a life-long makers of stuff! Our journey has taken us from art college and a career in design, through managing shops and developing our current businesses: Humblewood (home and gift wares), Bumbles (beeswax products) and Made by Wolf (leather goods). We firmly believe that quality handmade goods will always have a place in people's hearts and homes.
We produce our pieces in small batches from our tiny workshop in rural Cumbria. We use a mixture of hand tools and small woodworking machines. Painting and finishing is done by hand too. We do not use computer-driven machinery or robots!
Just a Card
We are proud supporters of the Just a Card campaign, which aims to encourage people to buy from Independent Galleries, Shops and Designer/Makers. The campaign promotes the message that all purchases, however small – even 'just a card' – are vital to the prosperity, perhaps even the survival, of small businesses.
Read more about it here: justacard.org
and engage with it here: justacard @JustACard1 #justacard #justsupportsmall
- email usfor trade enquiries
- call Bob*on 077400 76173
- socialise instagram
- drop us a line1 Hartley Fold, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4JH
- for retail sales / enquiriesplease visit our online retail shop Nook + Co
- * Bob's the 'go-to guy', but doesn't always hear the phone as he's often making lots of noise in the workshop, so it might be best to email or text him!