A photo of two pi stools in Catton Park. One, in natural oak standing in high grass, the other in ebonised oak, standing on a tree trunk.

Local Environment

All woods used in the production of our timber products are sourced from small, local timber yards.  This is to minimise our carbon footprint and maintain our commitment to our environmental standards.  

If you are an individual or company interested in purchasing a stool in North America, please contact our U.S. agents Maison Blue Design. If you are outside of Europe or North America and are interested in purchasing or stocking our products, please contact us directly for further information.

Carbon Neutrality & Offsetting

While simple enough to pay into a Carbon Offsetting scheme to balance our carbon footprint, we don’t feel that this is enough. This is why we have signed the SME Climate Commitment pledging to reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030 as a company and as individuals.

Material Provenance & Local Resources

United Kingdom/Europe

Our frames use 100% FSC certified British timber and are hand made at our workshop in Norfolk, England. We work with local craftsmen and woodturners for our turned products and components. All wood products are finished in an environmentally-friendly, VOC-free hand rubbed Osmo Oil™.

The seats for our pi stools are woven with FSC certified Danish paper cord or handmade split willow skein using white willow from sustainably-managed willow farms in Somerset.

All of our ceramic products are made exclusively for par-avion co. by Norfolk potter Pat Southwood using Vulcan™ black clay and are glazed with silt from the Norfolk broads.

North America

Our frames use 100% FSC timber from Oregon and are made by a local craftsman in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. He is also responsible for weaving the seats in the highest quality Danish cord using a no-nails technique.

Our Suppliers

Danish Cord from Randers Reb

Our natural and black Danish Cord is produced by Randers Reb in Denmark.

Danish Cord is a 3-ply twisted paper cord made from FSC certified forests.

Danish Cord is sustainable, durable and lasts up to 60 years, getting gradually more beautiful in use. ⁠

Stripped White Willow (from Black Maul Willow)

Our white willow comes from sustainable willow farms in Somerset, England. The willow is harvested once per year in May/June.

We split and shave the willow ourselves to make willow skein, which is woven into seats for our pi stools and the bases for our tau trays.

Timber from East Anglia

We get our timber from family run yards within 50 miles of our Norwich workshop.

All timber we use is FSC certified and locally felled within a 60-mile radius. This usually consists of individual trees rather than farmed wood, giving each board a unique character.

Bog Oak from English Hardwoods

Our bog oak has been supplied by English Hardwoods in Northampton, England.

This wood comes from the great carbon-capturing peat bogs of the Cambridgeshire Fens, only 60 miles from our workshop in Norfolk and is carbon dated to be over 5000 years old.