Make do and mend

As we’re increasingly beginning to realise, a well-made object that lasts a long time and can be repaired and updated is a sustainable choice, no matter what its other credentials. This return to a ‘make do and mend’ mentality goes hand-in-hand with our new-found love of craftsmanship.

Dodo particularly admires the work of Squint. Squint is a furniture company set up by Lisa Whatmough a former Sculptor and Painter who now specialises in renovating neglected furniture and household objects. Her initial desire was to showcase the antique textiles she had been collecting and found that a fusion of period furniture and fabrics made for unexpected one off pieces.

Squint’s range comprises of items such as Victorian chaise longues and iconic Egg chairs and includes all types of upholstered furniture as well as mirrors and lighting, each piece is bespoke incorporating a mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics.

As Squint has grown it now makes to order, classic designs meticulously made in England and upholstered traditionally, with tied springs and hand stitched seams.

Here are some examples of Squint’s work:

Georgian Wing Chair

Carved Mirror

The Peebles Sofa

Wall Sconce

For more information please visit: www.squintlimited.com