Liqui Contracts has simple aims - to use sustainable materials and traditional techniques, to create commercial furniture and lighting with integrity. The onus always being on sustainability. The finish may be contract-grade but the aesthetic is domestic. Liqui Contracts produce design-led pieces that would fit into any home, as well as office, restaurant or shop.
The fabrics Liqui Contracts use for upholstery are made from the wool from Welsh and Scottish sheep and is woven in mills in the Highlands. English grown hemp and flax are often included as part of the weave, giving it a tactile quality as well as the all-important durability. These ancient materials also illustrate the company’s obsession with rediscovering historic techniques to combine with the modern technology in their workshop.
Liqui Contracts is based in the heart of Brighton, England at The Factory, which houses the design studio and main workshop. It means the team has a very hands-on approach, honing each design and casting a meticulous eye over every precise detail. Prototypes can be turned around in no time at all, right from the initial sketches to a tangible products.
The design process is led by the team’s knowledge of materials and manufacturing techniques, and everything that comes off the production line gets the once over.
For such an artisan service, Liqui Contracts’ designs are globally accessible. The company’s handmade pendant lights now furnish an internally renowned restaurant chain across Europe. Their easy chairs and benches can also be found in offices and restaurants from London to Abu Dhabi.