Makers is a family partnership that was begun in 2005 by Ezra and Matthew Harvey. Working as upholsterers and carpenters in the UK, they were dissatisfied with their working lives and made the brave decision in 2004 to move and start new lives with their young families out in rural France.
"It was whilst renovating our respective farmhouses that the idea for Makers as a furniture business was born. We became totally inspired by the use of reclaimed oak and new oak after the need to create kitchens and furniture for our selves and our families. The creation of our own kitchens led to the commissioning of two more. Dining tables and benches followed to complete the picture, then coffee tables, chairs and garden furniture…. and so the story continues."
"We are extremely lucky to have found a wood yard just a few miles away from us in the Mayenne that supplies us with all the fantastic reclaimed oak we use in Makers Bespoke Furniture. The ancient French oak beams that we use have been salvaged from falling down farm buildings that are scattered all around us in rural France. We love to rescue these old hunks of oak and turn them into contemporary pieces of furniture full of character and history."