Emily studied Theatre
About Us Emily studied Theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art
and it was a trip to Bali as production manager with a theatre
company in 1989 that inspired her to start her own business.
Impressed by the skills of the mask makers, tailors, leather
workers and woodcarvers she set about combining her design ideas
with the traditional skills of the local people.
Emily started with her own retail shops in the West End of London
and encouraged by the interest from journalists and trade buyers
she launched her first wholesale range in London in 1997 and Paris
in 1998. This included a perfectly timed 'East Meets West' bamboo
collection which went on to sell to shops and interior designers
around the world.
Today Emily Readett-Bayley is a respected brand and our best
selling POSH GRAFFITI is the inspiration for our shopping site
POSHGRAFFITI.COM where you can buy our full range of typography
using a drag and drop 'graffiti wall'.
To see our reclaimed teak furniture and larger items please make an
appointment to visit our gallery located at our head office in the
The Gallery, Elmtree House 54-56 Main Road, Long Bennington, Near
Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG23 5DJ ENGLAND UK Telephone: (44
) 1400 281563
or contact Emily in Indonesia ( see below )
Our Engaged Ethics All our products are handmade by craftspeople
working in small village co-operatives in Indonesia.
Emily works closely with them to make sure that her designs are
executed properly and traces the source of all natural materials
used. Our teak is reclaimed from old bridges, faux driftwood
furniture is made from old coffee trees and our POSH Graffiti and
decorations are made from fast growing albesia wood. Emily also
studies the traditional skills of the people and tries to utilise
the skills available rather than forcing people to change the way
they work. Young people are encouraged to learn the skills thus
preserving them for future generations.
Indonesia has a reputation for cheap and cheerful handicrafts that
does not do justice to the expertise of the producers. Our hand
painted floral collection is an example of how beautiful objects
can be produced if people are encouraged to make them. Customers
have commented that it is hard to believe that our floral designs
are hand painted because they are so good!
Emily has recently moved to Bali and opened an office there in
order to focus on design and to further her research into
sustainable timber resources. She also moved to Bali to send her
twin, 9 year old boys to a progressive new school which is built
almost entirely of bamboo and focuses on bringing enviromental
issues into the standard curriculum www.greenschool.org
Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org