Original Homewares is Karl & Rachel, a wife & husband team, with a shared love of vintage & mid century furniture & homewares, & a shared belief that investing in fine quality, preloved pieces for the modern home is a better, more sustainable option to buying new.
We source from across the UK & Europe, from all periods, ranging from early 20th century antiques to classic mid century design. Thoughtfully selected pieces, considerately & respectfully restored, sometimes repurposed, we always choose items that we absolutely love ourselves.
We don’t discriminate – our goal is to find well-made, well-designed furniture, seating, lighting & collectables that still have a place & purpose today, whether that be practical, decorative, most often a mixture of both.
We advocate slow interiors – taking time to find just the right pieces to fit your character, lifestyle & tastes. We believe you should fill your surroundings, whether that be home, work or the garden, with considered items that you love, that are interesting, that have history, & most importantly, are sustainable.
We don’t believe in fashion-driven, fast homewares, that’s about the mass-consumption of poorly made, often unethically produced, disposable ‘stuff’.
Quite the opposite… we believe in patience to find something special that you will get much use from. Buying vintage is investing in the past for the future. In our throwaway world, it’s better to reuse, repurpose & rethink what we have in our homes.