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Harris & Jones make luxury handcrafted desk storage boxes and stationery traditionally, and individually, made in England.
Harris and Jones was started by my husband Steve (Harris) and I (Vanessa nee Jones) 2008. We decided that we wanted to run our own small, rural business. And be involved with products that were useful, beautifully made and also had provenance. We wished it could be flexible enough to enable us to spend time with our children as they grow up. Not on a big daily commute. Steve used to spend hours in his car, and before children I was a chef working unsociable hours.
Initially we tried to work with other companies in developing and making a range of luxury, handmade home and desk accessories. However it became apparent very quickly that this would not give us the flexibility or quality we wanted. So with a bit of re-jigging in our house we started making the products ourselves. All we had was a few traditional tools and a very noisy gluing machine. We made the spare room into an office, dining room into the work place. And the utility room became my packing area! Harris and Jones was launched.
The business has evolved massively since we started. And as time goes on we are thrilled to be working with some fabulous designers. They include Nina Campbell, Neisha Crosland, Jemma Lewis. Colefax and Fowler, Designers Guild. Harrods have a lovely collection of stationery products from our deluxe range.