Future and Found: The journey so far…

From humble beginnings… may we present to you the very first photo of our shop unit before we waved our magic grey wand over it.

This Saturday, the 29th March, marks the second birthday of our shop in Tufnell Park. We can barely believe it, but this little shop has served us well for two whole years.

We thought that in light of this anniversary, it would be a great time to take a look back and see where we have come from…

Future and Found was founded by Andrea Bates, launching online late in 2011 and then opening the Bricks and Mortar shop in the Spring of 2012. Andrea has been described by The Sunday Times as a ‘seasoned tastemaker’ working for high profile brands such as Jamie Oliver, Paperchase and Heal’s before setting up on her own.

Then in the Summer of 2013 we decided our branding and website design needed a refresh. We commissioned the fabulous design agency Horse with the task and think they have done an amazing job. The website was relaunched in November 2013 and has received a great deal of attention and praise from the press including Design Milk, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Elle Decoration and Living etc to name a few.

As our brand has grown in popularity both online and from the bricks and mortar shop, so has the need for space. Our little shop unit is literally bursting at the seams so it’s time to move on.

In the Spring of 2013 Andrea fell in love with an old, forgotten industrial building just around the corner from our current shop in Tufnell Park.  After much persuading, planning, building work, making lists that would make your eyes sting and many sleepless nights we are finally in the process of relocating there.

This is one of the very first photos we took of the new space before it’s major sprucing up. Find out more about the building and it’s progress in previous blog posts.

This amazing building will house our interior design studio, our new shop space and it’s courtyard will house flowers, plants and outdoor furniture. It is an exciting time for us and really want to share it with you.

Here’s a mood board to give you an idea of the look and feel of the new space.

So, if you’re in the area this Saturday, do pop into the shop and we can tell you more about what we’re getting up to. Plus, in celebration of our 2nd birthday we will be giving away free tote bags with every purchase.

August Livingetc Feature…

We were very pleased to spot our manu vase, angular glass bottle and braided bamboo basket in this month’s edition of Livingetc. Love Harriet Paterson’s styling in this shoot. Simple elegance.

Get a closer look at our manu vase, angular glass bottle and braided bamboo basket..