Hawkins’ Handcrafted Home Goods
Artisanal practices are often seen as counter to our fast-paced society. But now, more than ever, people are finally looking to support handmade, crafted products as opposed to the mass-produced. So if consumers want to support local craftspeople, what’s stopping them? Accessible price points. And that void in the market is exactly what Hawkins New York wanted to transcend.
Designers Paul Denoly and Nick Blaine cited that as a reason for founding Hawkins New York in 2013. They had noticed the obvious void in the market for quality, accessible home goods. “We couldn’t find the products we wanted, in the quality materials we liked to see and feel, at the price-points that seemed to make sense to us. So we made our own.”
They both share an affinity for Scandinavian and Japanese design — so they’ve traveled the world to partner with the best artisans that can turn these inspirations, sketches, and dreams into reality. The result? Handcrafted home goods that include everything from recycled glassware to handcrafted furniture to linen throw pillows. They’ve utilized this design mission in their own home and then expanded it to share with their community: products and designs that they can look forward to using every day.
By utilizing their curatorial eye, they have built a true home for these designers, craftspeople, and artists. Hawkins New York encourages ethical production strategies where they can focus on the intersection of form and function. While the majority of their products are designed by Hawkins, their inclusive design philosophy results in a curated collection of their favorite designs and makers alongside their own productions.
From their high-quality linens produced in Portugal to their hand-painted organic dinnerware collection, Hawkins New York is changing the status quo of handcrafted home goods.