SCP has been manufacturing design product for three decades, it has been a wonderful journey, we hope this page can tell a little of our story.
We began producing things in the mid-80’s, using specialist craftspeople to make pieces in small batches. After our designs started to gain attention and then started to sell, we had to think about how to grow. Gradually, we have grown our manufacturing capacity, always seeking innovative and cost effective ways to make high-end design. A major step in product development was when we took on the running of our own upholstery factory in Norfolk, a factory we had been already working with for over ten years. This gave us far better control over product development and has taught us much else besides. When not making upholstery at the factory, we are sourcing components for our other designs all across the UK, creating a network of production partners. Around a decade ago we began to outsource our wood production to mainland Europe, finding excellent partners in Slovenia with the skills and capacity to match our ambition. Finding the best skills to make specific products has informed our approach to manufacturing.
We create partners and ensure they maintain SCP standards in terms of good practice and the sustainable use of materials, that is really important to us. We are very proud to be a British manufacturer, one who launches new products year after year. So many great people have helped us along the way, and we take real pleasure working with wonderfully talented craftsman and woman, from all across Britain, in Europe and now also in India.
In recent years, our own specialist upholstery factory in Norfolk, England, has made great advances, it now produces entirely sustainable pieces. We use FSC approved hardwood frames and natural replacements to petrochemical based foams in the upholstery itself. The factory has also recently expanded, creating an in-house frame-making facility. Running our own factory has helped us understand the manufacturing process more fully and it would be fair to say we are now more rigorous, exacting and efficient than we ever have been, challenging times have demanded it.
On this page, we present an overview of how we make things, you may be surprised by the complexity and variety of the work SCP do. There is hand-made upholstery in Norfolk, advanced wood-making in the Slovenian forests, hand-glazing in Stoke-on-Trent, traditional weaving in Wales and rug making on looms in India. These are the many processes that have allowed us to quite literally, make advances.