FOCUS ON GOLDFINCH FURNITURE & AFFORDABLE GRANITE

Focus on Goldfinch Furniture

We are excited to blog this week about our relationship with Goldfinch Furniture of Bermondsey, Southwark. This partnering came about when Mike, the MD, contacted us about a quartz worktop for a display island that they were working on. That display, and a bunch of our stone worktop samples, were duly shown at the Design Show at the Excel this month, and it had a lot of impact

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Goldfinch’s stand at the Design Show

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Goldfinch create ethical furniture of outstanding quality. They use wood of known and assured-provenance, with a special interest in using quality timber from London’s own tree stock. Many of their pieces feature a mix of finished and polished surfaces alongside the natural shapes and gnarled look of the original tree of origin.

As well as an ethical approach to their material and products, Goldfinch are committed to an ethical approach to their staff. More specifically, they work under the umbrella of a charity which provides skills training and constructive employment for young South Londoners. This is one reason for our enthusiasm about this link: this is excellent furniture, being created in a way motivated by values broader than a simple profit motive.

Here is how Goldfinch describe themselves:

We take great pride in our craft because we understand the intrinsic role furniture plays in our homes and businesses. Our furniture is made to live life with you, built to last, and created to be admired. Since we kicked off in 2011, we’ve made it our mission to pass on furniture-making skills and knowledge to young people in our local area. Goldfinch is one of the enterprises run by London Reclaimed, a Southwark-based charity that is helping 16-25 years olds step up into employment.

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After years of making furniture, Goldfinch have started producing bespoke kitchen cabinetry. As you may know, wood although beautiful in its own way, is pretty high maintenance when used as a worktop, and requires constant care to keep it looking as nice as the day it was installed. That’s why Mike from Goldfinch contacted us. He felt that our granite and quartz worktops would be a good fit.

We are so glad that Mike got in touch with us. We believe that our own family-firm scale and our commitment to quality fit with the Goldfinch ethos. Mike describes the relationship like this:

We love working with Affordable Granite, because they truly understand what it takes to create beautiful spaces that are as unique and wonderful as our Goldfinch Furniture customers! It’s such a natural and easy process to collaborate with AG on bespoke kitchens, as they listen, are fast to respond, and come back with suggestions, all this coupled with the fact that they are providing a premium service at a fantastic price point – which we happily pass onto our customers!

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Our installation of Silestone Eternal Calacatta Gold on the Goldfinch island

We are Affordable Granite, the leading installer of granite and quartz kitchen worktops in Surrey, Sussex and across the South East. We love collaborating with quality joiners and furniture makers, especially firms with an ethical approach like Goldfinch. For samplesquotes and any questions connected with any aspect of worktop installation, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01293 863992 or by email on sales@affordablegranite.co.uk/ .

Images copyright Affordable Granite / Goldfinch Furniture

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