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18KARAT

Elemental. Sensual. Natural.

Vancouver, Canada based 18ARAT is a design, import and retail company specializing in contemporary interior design accessories and furniture. From handmade objects inspired by nature, to minimalist furniture made from elemental materials, their exquisite products balance functionality with beauty.

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18KARAT
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Design Philosophy

18KARAT designs and imports most products for longevity, and does not advocate disposability. 18KARAT designs new and buys existing products that use traditional handmade methods.

Instead of trying to automate processes, they use the traditional knowledge of the local people and turn their ethnic handicraft into contemporary, desirable products.

Purchasing from 18KARAT means knowing how the products are made, where they come from, who made them and why. Knowing about the provenance of an object, gives you a greater appreciation for what you are buying. 18KARAT as a company is a reflection of who they are individually. When we take responsibility for our actions, it reverberates to all our employees, to our suppliers, our manufacturers, craftspeople and customers. We don’t follow blindly, instead we create our own path based on simple, honest principles.

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"These hand made and nature inspired pieces bring tranquility to any living space. Their reverence for the wonder of nature shows in their products and presentations."

-Paula Murphy, Trovati CEO

18KARAT
18KARAT

Manufacturing and Materials

18KARAT employs well-educated and experienced people to inspect the factories regularly. They choose to stop working with factories that have unethical practices and look for other sources.

18Karat creates new ideas while learning, teaching and encouraging the use of improved materials and techniques. Whenever they can help a manufacturer improve their practices, it becomes a better product for 18KARAT and an improvement for their workshop, their employees and/or their environment.

18KARAT seeks out the opportunity to use natural materials that are easily renewable, or where extraction will help the local environment.

They use elemental materials that bring a renewed appreciation for the natural world, focusing on wood, metal, stone, clay, glass, natural fibre fabrics, plant materials.

18KARAT seeks out the opportunity to use natural materials that are easily renewable, or where extraction will help the local environment. They use elemental materials that bring a renewed appreciation for the natural world, focusing on wood, metal, stone, clay, glass, natural fibre fabrics, plant materials.

Continually looking for ways to be less wasteful, to repurpose and reuse wasted materials, they recycle, are conscious of energy consumption, and reduce whenever it makes sense.

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