Principles of craftsmanship

We recognise craftsmanship in:

  • The attention to the little details.
  • An object’s functionality.
  • An object’s durability.
  • An object’s beauty.

A designer who celebrates craft.

I have worked with a broad range of artisans and craftsmen over the years. Watching them bring my ideas to life is always a real pleasure.

Craftsmanship in Charlotte Findlater designs.

My clients seek exclusivity and superb quality. I engage artisan crafters to create something unique. And at times extraordinary.

Bespoke staircase design, ceramics, art, furniture and joinery applications… Each project showcases unique skills and reflects the maker’s commitment to their craft. The end result is a one-off, beautiful object.

Craftsmanship often preserves traditional techniques. It brings an understanding of tools and materials. It’s a way to use resources with care rather than exploiting them. This all leads to sustainable pieces, which we cherish for years.

Appreciating craftsmanship

Craftsmanship delivers quality. You see it when someone has created an object with passion, care and attention to detail. It can take a whole career to hone and refine a craft and reach that level of quality.

Ease, cheapness and speed can dominate our lives. Especially in a world of short attention spans and consumerism. That which is beautiful is more and more difficult to find.

Craftsmanship in design has a rich legacy. Time-honoured skills pass from generation to generation and from craftsman to craftsman. It needs celebrating.

“Thoughtful, crafted items have the power to elevate the ordinary. There’s a beautiful relationship between craftsmen, materials and nature, which I find fascinating. I’m passionate about collaborations that bring designs to life. From initial discussions to the end result, it’s a pleasure to watch. Connecting my clients with talented artisans is central to my work.”

Charlotte Findlater