Launched in May 2014 with a range of customisable headboards, beds and sofas, London-based Ensemblier is the concept of interior designer Tara Craig.
Tara has developed a brand synonymous with high-quality and elegant designs that liberate the consumer to design elements of their furniture. Sustainability and ethical sourcing are at the centre of its design process using high-quality and natural materials to create investment pieces that will last for generations.
Furniture design by founder Tara and Ensemblier’s collaborative partners are rich in European influences with particular reference to 18th-century furniture design researched through exquisitely preserved British furniture in museums and institutions and the extensive catalogues at the V&A.
Ensemblier’s defining principle is to support and uphold traditional British craftsmanship; as a counter to vanishing artisan trades. A fundamental aspect is to enlighten the consumer on traditional and almost forgotten applied skills of frame-making and upholstery to create objets d’art, sustaining small workshops across England. These workshops, which continue to maintain historically traditional methods and use natural materials, are nurtured through apprenticeships schemes and supporting the craftsmen.