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Benchmark was founded in 1984 by Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran, over a shared interest in making wood, design and sustainability . They consider making a positive contribution to human health and environment as their Their workshop started with just three people and has grown into a 70-people skilled team with workshops in Berkshire and Dorset. Benchmark designs non-toxic furniture with natural materials, colors and textures, soft profiles and nature-inspired ergonomic shapes, to create spaces that are more human, welcoming and personal. Their selection of natural materials ensures that the products are reusable , recyclable or biodegradable .
Benchmark’s products reflect the energy and care given to each piece, something that cannot be replicated by mass manufacture. From selecting the best raw materials to the final installation, each product is given the utmost attention to detail, with workshops for milling, cabinet making, veneering, finishing, metal working and upholstery as well as 5-axis CNC machining. Every product is thoughtfully designed to last a lifetime.