Luxury and Time

Journal Luxury and Time

Why We Allow the Luxury of Time When We Create Each Piece of John Sankey Furniture

I’m a man of simple tastes, I’m always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde

In today’s life, luxury is time and space.

Harmon Okinyo

Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality.

Angelo Bonati

Although highly personal, we all know luxury when we see it. It satisfies our senses and exudes craftsmanship, comfort and elegance. Imbued with custom touches and finessed detail, luxury items can promote pleasure and a sense of wellbeing.

It has been said that time is the true luxury and time allows for the expression of every skill and expertise of the artisans and craftspeople who create each piece of John Sankey upholstery.

Our workshop prides itself in sourcing sustainable, seasoned woods and constructing frames with triple dowelled, glued and screwed joints, allowing the frames to dry on a flat surface so that they’re absolutely steady and straight. It takes time to make something that lasts. Ensuring that all our padding materials are intrinsically durable and that the fabrics we offer are beautiful and robust, gives our furniture the best possible chance of being enjoyed for years to come. We are also in possession of some sharp tailoring skills; the precise pleating, stitching and manipulation of the finest fabrics and leathers are details that need time to be thoughtfully executed with acute precision.

In a world where natural resources are increasingly precious, a more meaningful definition of luxury, one that is in tune with nature and the importance of buying things good enough to last and be passed on, is essential.

The longevity and legacy of luxury items has become an important part of their appeal. We want to care for them properly, so that they last for years. In a decisive rejection of the disposable mindset, sustainability is a vital, intelligent and intrinsic component of true luxury.

Making our furniture with the best materials available to us and allowing the right amount of time to perfect each piece, means that there can be no rushing and no cutting of corners. After all, as the great Mahatma Gandhi said; There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.