Reengage with the Natural World
Introducing Kaufmann, the first ever in-house designed private label collection from Kaufmann Mercantile.
Debuting its first private label collection, Kaufmann Mercantile announces the launch of Kaufmann, an originally produced range of handmade furniture and homewares. The collection features a line of made-to-order handmade solid wood furniture, hand-thrown porcelain tableware, hand-poured soy & beeswax candles and a pair of classic bags.
«From the very beginning, Kaufmann Mercantile has worked closely with makers and manufacturers from around the world, sharing a deep appreciation for products made with honest, lasting materials and grounded in a sense of place.» said Sebastian Kaufmann, CEO and Founder of Kaufmann Mercantile, «Our new endeavor, celebrates the simple yet focused pursuit of distilling a piece to its most essential.»
Kaufmann represents the latest evolution in the story of Kaufmann Mercantile which was sparked when a plastic stapler appeared on Sebastian Kaufmann’s desk six years ago. The mass-produced product represented everything troublesome with throw-away culture, and so, he decided to launch an online homewares shop for a slower, more thoughtful life. Starting with eight carefully chosen products, Kaufmann Mercantile has steadily grown to offer two-thousand items – and now debut brand of originally designed homewares.
«We set out to find and provide enduring products for everyday life, and discovered in the process a growing desire for an antidote to today’s techno-saturated lives—a connection to presence, provenance, materials and nature,» said Kaufmann. «Kaufmann is the result of that desire, a collection that inspires us to reengage with the natural world by surrounding ourselves with tangible reminders, whether it be in the form of a hand-thrown porcelain bowl or a gathering bench handmade in the Hudson Valley.»