brand | story
At Wireworks we don't just design a product, we create the whole experience, hands-on end to end. There's a craft element in everything we do - from the person shaping and forming each piece during production to how it feels when you use it. Founded in London in 1988, our first designs were made from wire. Today we work in sustainable hardwood with a variety of finishes and bespoke fittings.
You'll find us in many places and spaces. On a hotel room dressing table or at the bar in a restaurant. We might be the cabinet on your bathroom wall, the coffee table in front of your sofa or a pepper grinder on your dining table. Wireworks for Bath, Living and Kitchen is stocked by retailers internationally. We also work with own brands, architects and specifiers.
product | quality control
When we design a product we consider carefully not just the overall appearance and functionality of the product but also the edges, the corners, the surface finish, whether it's lacquer, wax or paint and then how matt or shiny it should be. We then measure and record those details.
For matt and shiny we have an electric meter. If the 'mattness' when measured is not between three and nine percent, it gets relacquered. For wood corners we have four measurements of 'roundedness'. If the corner is not an A or B then it gets rejected. Not all things are easily measured especially when using a natural material like wood. Each piece is different in colour, grain character and natural wood features. It's this individuality and 'naturalness' that we like. We expect variation and these are viewed as qualities not faults.
brand | service
We love to hear from our clients. We try to be responsive and flexible, answer queries where we can or find out the answers when we can't.
product | testing
All wood bath products are designed for a domestic bathroom environment and comply with FS48. The product is put in a room, heated to 25 degrees and left for 4 weeks at 85% humidity. It is then removed, closely inspected and will only pass if there are no signs of deterioration.
We test wall mirrors, towel rails and caddies to BSEN 1479:2005. This assesses their suitability for use in a domestic environment. In a less formal way we use the products in our own homes everyday. Grinders in the kitchen, tables next to the sofa and caddies in the bathroom.
product | bespoke
As well as our Wireworks range, we also design and produce bespoke designs. We collaborate with leading international hotel groups, design-led retailers, architects and specifiers. If you have a special requirement for 100+ pieces for a design that you think we can manufacture, then please contact us. For further information see the 'Contract' section of our website.
material | oak
The majority of our wood comes from America. Unlike tropical hardwoods where forestry practices often harm the environment by felling trees that are rare, take many hundreds of years to grow and will never be re-planted, all our trees are legally harvested and considered 'low risk'. This means they are sustainable. Interestingly the amount of US hardwood currently stands in excess of 10,000 million cubic meters and is growing at 40 million cubic meters each year even after harvesting. Click here for more information about our wood sources.
material | bamboo
Our bamboo is sourced and engineered in the Anji mountains of China. We visited the forests to see it being cut, split, dried, and made into boards. All this happens within a few miles of where the bamboo grows. Once harvested, bamboo doesn't even need re-planting, it sprouts from the living roots and re-grows to maturity in just 4 years - for sustainability this ticks every box.