REV On Air: Sustainable Furniture with Maker&Son Founders Alex Willcock & Felix Conran
The Founders of the British Sustainable furniture brand Maker&Son, Alex Willcock and Felix Conran, give us a touching and insightful look into their journey of coming to found their brand and the process of integrating sustainability into every element of their business. Cora, Alex and Felix touch upon the risks of unsustainable furniture, the methods of sourcing sustainable materials, and choosing furniture to last generations.
The Maker&Son Story
As founders of this incredible furniture line, Alex Willcock and Felix Conran have much more in common than being father and son. A gifted musician, Alex trained as a cabinet maker and furniture designer who’s curiosity led him to start his career path in Australia, where he met Felix’s mother. Growing up with his sister Coco, and a family entrenched in design, they learned to appreciate the aesthetics, but also the intrigue and philosophy. Being the third generation of the Conran family to work in the field, Felix has always been encouraged to shape and ground his natural intuitiveness, and is proud to carry on a tradition of pioneering products for the home.
In this podcast, Cora talks to the father and son duo about how they are maintaining their core tenants of sustainability whilst scaling the business. They delve into the issues of toxins and unsustainable manufacturing that has come to dominate the furniture world as we know it today, and how we can all begin to ask more questions about where our furniture is made and what is in it.
This is an intimate conversation about a large scale industry, and we hope it leaves you thinking about what a better world of what we put in to our homes could look like!