We’ve been giving some thought lately to how the world around us is operating, a conundrum of robotic automation to fulfil orders in record breaking times (lookin’ at you Amazon) while facing furniture shipping delays like never seen before. All the while one could argue, creating more waste than a product of substance.
Sometimes I think we’re operating in our own world, perhaps just reveling in the creations that come from our hands-on approach. Whatever way you want to look at it, every step of our process to deliver furniture is of an analogue nature, intentionally built to last, while keeping our impact on the earth low.
When I walk into the Autonomous workshop, I see our team crafting furniture pieces with pride and purpose. There’s a level of comradery amongst our team – nurtured by the collaborating methods on how best to construct a particular piece. The creativity that each of our craftsmen gets to use daily while sharing their knowledge of their craft in person, is the antithesis of zoom or working from home.
It’s one of the reasons we like to do our own local deliveries – it gives our team a chance to complete the circle of the furniture piece they participated in creating through to its placement in our client’s home. Usually, there’s photos being snapped, with satisfaction and pride over their hours of meticulous labour being poured into the piece, the client’s thoughts and emotions are digested all the while allowing it to shine in its new home. A connection is often made right there – if it wasn’t already from their visits to our space – where our client sees the level of commitment our craftsmen have for the furniture they create.
Shop photos by Brit Kwasney Photo.
How do we share the buzzing of our workshop, and collaboration that goes into our furniture through to our clients abroad? That’s always on our minds. Our beloved local clients get a chance to peak at the happenings in our space – saws and sanders buzzing, design prototypes and drawings on display, next to our finished furniture pieces in the showroom.
We welcome you to join in on ‘our own world’, if you live afar, and many of our clients do, Kirk is always open to talking you through the process. Our guys are always curious who you are, where the pieces are going – not just geographically but where in the space. We are open for business, we go to great lengths to think sustainably, we will build you a piece with intention of lasting a lifetime, and as it turns out, we’ll get it to you faster than that shipping container gets to port.