What’s Your Story?
If your story is anything like mine, it’s rooted in a deep connection with the natural world. I love that no matter where we live, nature and human relationships shape us, our communities and our cultures.
Makers Making History
As a company, Living Home furniture has evolved from a small scale ‘organic’ furniture manufacturer (2009-11) to a custom upholstery restoration service (2011-present), to our current focus as an educational resource for makers… and we continue to evolve. The ‘maker movement’ has fostered the establishment of a diverse array of platforms to collaborate – from online learning to physical places to brainstorm & innovate together (the ‘Maker Space’). They’re places we can gather and develop a culture of creating instead of consuming – incubating collective ideas that could seriously change the world.
Our Mission: to encourage & support Makers at the LOCAL level
Beginning locally, we’re working with makers from all disciplines, fostering a collaborative mindset that takes us all outside the expected. A simple chair upcycling class might turn into an painting extravaganza for one student, an exploration of color for the next, or a disciplined study in lines for yet another.
The point is: There are no boundaries.
The very act of letting go of expectations is the beginning of innovation. Bringing a painter, a graphic designer, a lighting expert and a musician together with a common problem to solve, can yield an amazing outcome. Add just one requirement – to have fun – and you’ve got a formula for success!
Our Mission is to introduce a new way to ‘see’ our furniture – through storytelling.
Sharing our ‘uphol-stories’ lends a depth of experience to a chair or sofa, endowing it with a purpose that goes far beyond a mere place to sit. Ideally, it becomes a sturdily-built vehicle by which we come to know ourselves – a great starting point in the move toward a more sustainable economy and a happier world community.
Get involved, take a class, share your vision
We’re all in a constant state of evolution, aren’t we? If you’re inspired to express yourself through upholstery, sign up for a workshop and bring whatever’s uniquely you to share with us. We love the anticipation of the new mix of perspectives that’s built into each class, not to mention the eclectic mix of chairs we all get to learn from!
Not ready for a class? Sign up for the mailing list to get monthly takes on how to use natural and organic upholstery materials in your project, tool tips, and stay in the loop on upcoming classes and events. We’re all about sharing the ‘inside story’!