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Hampson Woods is TEN!
We’re feeling extremely grateful and a little bit old over here because 2021 marks TEN YEARS of Hampson Woods! If 2020 and the last decade taught us anything, it’s the importance of taking a moment to reflect…
From making our first humble serving board in the corner of a workshop in Hackney Central in 2011 to working the cobbles at Broadway Market and a chance encounter with a fallen London Plane tree in Russell Square, here we find ourselves ten years later having made 20,000 boards, supplied over 300 stockists worldwide, featured in a variety of wonderful galleries, architectural and interiors businesses and delicious restaurants and in thousands of homes around the world. From our first signature boards, we’ve designed over 100 products, working with hundreds of beautiful British Ash, Elm, Oak, Plane, Sweet Chestnut and Sycamore trees. And we’ve been lucky and humbled to be featured in several brilliant print, TV and online media publications over the years.
We’ve worked with like-minded arborists and timber yards up and down the UK, many of whom made huge efforts to keep us from having to use cheaper, less sustainable American or Asian timbers – believe us when we say we’ve learned a huge amount over the years from our friends at English Woodlands and many more.
We couldn’t begin to thank any of you nearly enough for your support, but we’d like to give a special shout-out and huge thanks to those who marked major milestones with us –
to e5 Bakehouse, SCP, ARTILLERIET, Conran Shop (UK, Paris, Japan), The New Craftsmen, Fortnum & Mason, Globus, John Lewis, Hawksmoor, Geoffrey Fisher, Tom Kerridge, Alex Eagle, Soho House (London, New York, Berlin), The Geffrye Museum of the Home, Hole&Corner, Ambiente, Design Week, The Guardian and Observer, The Sunday Times magazine, The Telegraph magazine, The Gentle Woman, BBC, Elle Decoration, Broadway Market, PlumRed Spaces, Sascha Gravenstein, Arthur Woodcroft Photography and Magda K Photography and many more, you know how you are… we simply wouldn’t be here without you. Thanks without end.
And as for the next ten years? We can only hope it’ll be as eventful and challenging as the first! We’ve got a sustainability plan in place, several new products in the pipeline and many more giveaways planned for this year to show our thanks. Follow HW on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!