Studio Visit: One We Made Earlier
Posted: Jun 19 2015
We recently took a trip across the river and down to Deptford to visit husband and wife team, Emma & Rob Orchardson, of One We Made Earlier and discuss ideas for our latest exclusive necklace design.
Their studio is in an impressive old warehouse building, with large windows over looking South East London where the duo work alongside one another. Rob is also a trained sculptor and the studio is full of his works in progress, this shared space is clearly inspirational to both of them.
We already had in mind some ideas for what we wanted from our design so it great to have a play around with the different materials. Corian, which is the main material the duo use, is an acrylic/mineral combination that is primarily used for kitchen work surfaces due to it's hardwearing nature and the huge range of colours. Emma explained how they sometimes struggle to find the pieces they want, relying on a number of suppliers and ends of lines - and often find themselves digging through odds and ends in kitchen showrooms or going on wild goose chases to find a particular favourite colourway.
We took a look at the prototypes and 'works in progress' that made the basis of the new collection, and pulled out the colours and shapes we felt would be right for our exclusive design. The options are seemingly endless and it's easy to see why the pair have grown the collection for the upcoming season, including previous favourties alongside brand new shapes and designs.
Once satisfied with our choices, we left the pair to it, and headed back up North, already excited to see our second necklace collaboration with One We Made Earlier.