I’m thrilled to announce that I was asked by Select A Maker to be a sponsor in their first ever Sponsored Membership Programme. Select A Maker is a platform where interior designers and garden designers can find bespoke makers.
Set up by interior designer Yasmin Chopin, “As an interior designer I recognised the need for an easy to use directory of makers, not just for the trade but for everyone. In my search for unique items for interiors I’ve met hundreds of individuals who craft items for homes and gardens. People who are dedicated to their craft, with the skills and vision to create perfection. I hope the combination of my experience in interiors and passion for design excellence means that Select A Maker benefits buyers and makers alike.” Yasmin Chopin – Founder and Creative Director.
The Sponsored Membership Programme gives the opportunity for craftsmen to get a full year membership to Select A Maker as well as the opportunity to work with the sponsor.
The company that I have sponsored is Lander & May, who hand make luxury globes and are based on the Isle of Wight. When Yasmin mentioned Lander & May to me, I jumped at the chance to work with such a high calibre craftsman.
Chris Adams, trading as Lander & May, is one of the 5 new members joining Select A Maker as part of the 2016 Sponsored Membership Programme. Chris turns out globes of all sizes for different occasions. He has been a professional globe maker for 12 years and has made globes for film and TV, museums and institutions, artists and private collectors. He makes them all himself just as they did centuries ago. He uses UK wood turners to supply the stands and all metal is sourced from the UK.
We teamed Chris with sponsor Grant Pierrus, because we thought these two globe trotters should join forces.
“I love what I do and very much look forward to the guidance and expertise of Grant. I’m hoping that this will help me spread the reach of my business and take it to the next level, we feel very lucky to have this opportunity.” Chris Adams, Lander & May.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be a sponsor of the Select a Maker Sponsored Membership Programme. To produce products with traditional skills and materials is quite a task, to turn that into a business is an even greater task. I really admire the work that Chris has put into building his business Lander & May. In my world I’m immersed in luxury interior design every day and really do appreciate workmanship of this quality. I’m also a globe trotter, so sponsoring a craftsman who produces luxury globes seems a good fit.” Grant Pierrus, Interior Style Hunter.