The Obtineo Range: 100% Designed and Crafted in the UK
Published on April 17, 2014
Based in the heart of York in the UK, Tom Hutchinson Design are passionate about beautiful materials, quality craftsmanship, and thoughtful design. Tom graduated in November with a degree in Product Design & Business Management, and loves creating products which combine contemporary design with traditional manufacturing methods. He developed Obtineo, a homeware range that achieves this, and is entirely crafted in the UK. After getting an overwhelming amount of interest in the range at New Designers 2013, and with JJ’s creative input, they set about getting the Obtineo Range into production.
Every component of Obtineo is made in the UK by skilled craftsmen, using traditional manufacturing methods. The scooped wood is turned solid ash, which are sanded and finished before branding it with our logo. Obtineo’s wool felt strip is produced in one of Britain’s few remaining felt factories. The raw material is transformed using a centuries old method, and cut by hand to size. The glass is hand-blown by a glassworks who can trace their roots back to 1612. Glass blowing is an amazing skill, and one that they are proud to have incorporated into the first range. The glass has been designed to nestle in to the scooped wood, allowing our Obtineo Storage Jars to be stacked. Just like Tom and JJ, both the silicone seal and felt strip are made in Yorkshire (England).
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