1882 Ltd.'s mission is to champion inventively designed ceramic products from lighting to domestic ware to works of art whilst employing the manufacturing heritage of Stoke-on-Trent and promoting the British ceramic industry. In collaborating with exceptionally talented designers to realise their interpretation of a very traditional material and craft, 1882 Ltd. will bring innovative ceramics to a wider audience while supporting a valuable UK resource.
We got the opportunity to ask 1882 Ltd. all about their heritage, core values, unique selling points and how buyfair works for them as a forward-thinking ceramics brand.
Find out more about the fantastic 1882 Ltd. in their seller spotlight piece, below.
Tell us about 1882
1882 Ltd. is a design-led ceramics brand produced in Stoke-on-Trent, England formed by fourth and fifth generations of the Johnson Brothers family.
At the core of 1882 Ltd. is progressive design and industrial craftsmanship. We produce a combination of essential objects and special pieces that highlight the centuries of industrial heritage craft skills and knowledge that reside in the heart of the British ceramics industry, Stoke-on-Trent.
Our ceramics are to be used, loved and desired and to bring enjoyment be it in dining and decorative objects to lighting and art pieces. Each collection has a different spirit, but they always stay true to our core beliefs.
We make what we love.
What makes you stand out from the crowd?
The way we approach ceramics. From the way we work with the designers and potters to the finish piece. Our pieces are all beautifully designed and made and is a celebration of all the people involved.
There is incredible human skill in everything we do, and we focus on the process as well as the design. There are no less than 10 processes to make a mug, all of which require great human skill. While we are keen to show the processes behind how something is made, we value the importance of good design and superlative quality that will last the test of time.
We are prepared to test the bounds of the material.
What attracted you to sell your products on buyfair?
buyfair have a wonderful community of buyers and sellers all supported by an incredibly helpful customer success support team, there to help at every step of the way.
How important is it for you to protect your brand's identity?
Our brand identity is so vital to us. It is how all the customers see us, so it is always incredibly important and buyfair allow us full control of this.
What does the future look like for 1882?
Busy, exciting and future heritage.
1882 Ltd are currently selling their Standard Ware with Fort Standard on the buyfair.global marketplace.
Fort Standard is a contemporary design studio and manufacturer based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Founder and designer Gregory Buntain explores the relationship of natural materials and modern production processes to create unique designs with simplicity and functionality embedded throughout. Through creating the collection Fort Standard explored all aspects of the fine china and earthenware materials they were working with including carving, etching, turning, adding, subtracting. Each move informing the next until the collection was complete with stunning bowls, pitches and vases to name a few.