At Tanner Goods, we strive to create modern products that respect the past. Our point of view combines a design-minded approach to product creation with a deep commitment to creating things by hand that honors both the product’s material and its intended use, as well as the labor involved in the fabrication. We are a group of designers and craftspeople, as well as skilled laborers. We choose carefully, from the materials we use and the suppliers we work with, to the people we hire and partner with. This thoughtful approach extends to everything we do and make—we try to think before we act. We go to great lengths not to overdesign our products. We carefully consider an item’s intended use, and how it can best be served without adding more to it than is necessary. This, to us, is the essence of good design and craft.
Making things is, for us, a true labor of the heart. Make no mistake, it’s a labor, but we love the ability to take an idea from sketch book inspiration to design to fabrication, and be intimately involved every step of the way. Then, when it’s done, we put our items to the ultimate test: We use them ourselves.