Robin and I had a little inspiration last night to write out a vision for Gamla. This is the draft:
Gamla is about more than just furniture, more than design, it’s even more than objects; Gamla is about experience, about building in the community, about finding joy in the everyday.
We believe in collaboration, in conversation, in building relationships over a common project and goal.
We believe in small production resulting in objects that are made and handled with care.
We believe in relentless perfection. We believe in simplicity; in making beautiful things for nice people.
We believe in craftsmanship; in discipline. We believe in long lasting objects that won’t need replacing.
We ask, ‘how will this make life better?’
We disagree with unnecessary consumerism, and believe in owning fewer things of the highest quality.
We won’t make only to satisfy an artificially created need.
We believe that our environment should be in harmony with our objects.
We believe in quality, and finding a delicate balance between form and function.
We believe that it’s not always form over function, sometimes it’s the other way around and that’s okay.
We expect nothing short of greatness, and pour pride into our business, into our community, into our projects.
We are restless, and expect to always explore, make and create. We aim to inspire and have fun.
We believe in change, and that we will gradually, continuously grow.
We don’t know where we’re going to end up, we’re not even close to knowing, but the journey is the process. We’re not going to know until we get there.
We know this is only the beginning.
We believe in these things. Let’s see where we go together.
We are Gamla.