Nave was created to bring together a modern consumer, conscious of their consumption and impact on the environment with brands and artisans who produce timeless design, ecologically, ethically and to a fair price…
NAVE [neiv] (ltn Navis: Ship)
Ever had that problem, standing in an empty apartment and not knowing how to fill it? I did – that’s how NAVE got going! About four years ago I was standing in an empty apartment with not a lot of cash and no idea how to start. Bit by bit over the last years I've created a crazy but comfey home, full of interesting pieces from flea-market finds to designer items. I really love that individual mix and getting creative in the home. I'll be showing you some of the great things and ideas that I've collected along the way.
At NAVE, I source beautiful products from great artisans all over the world – from some of the best carpet weavers in India to Scandinavian ceramists. I try and find things that are original and unique but useful and cleverly designed. I can't stand waste and I hate the way we're ruining our Oceans with conspicuous consumption. Let's consume consciously baring our impact on the environment in mind. A great way to start is to avoid plastic and look for artisinal products and items from small manufacturers, you're not only supporting a community but a local manufacturer can't produce as much waste and pollution as large scale mass produced products. So, if you like great stuff produced by artisans who love what they do and deserve recognition for it then you’ll find that here.
I consider design to be democratic and should be available wherever you are, whoever you are. I'd love to take you on this journey and show you some insights and design inspirations. Design isn’t just created in a chic New York Loft, Scandinavia or in the streets of Paris. I'm constantly finding great stuff from artisans in Ljubljana, Utrecht or Augsburg!
Let's support these design heroes and I can’t wait to introduce you to some of the ones in the pipeline, show you behind the scenes stuff and reveal how the items are made.