Priormade: Homeware And Accessories, Made From Recycled Wood

From vases, to lamps, to earrings, to key-rings, to plant stands, to incense holders, to salt and pepper pots (and more), the Priormade product list is endless.

Priormade’s Founder, Beck Prior – launched her design studio in 2011, after battling leukemia. A prop-maker by trade, Beck found herself equipped with the skills to make eco-conscious products, using sustainable materials.

When Beck first started out, she began with an online store, before expanding into a physical shop in Bristol. But when COVID-19 landed, Beck went completely online again, and her business has grown ever since.

“I started out by making jewellery with extra materials that I had sourced from wood recycling projects. After this, I began to explore the world of homewares. I thought that sustainable European birch plywood could be a good material to make knobs for cabinets, although on my first few samples, they were too big,” said Beck.

“And this got me thinking. What if I stayed in homewares, and changed these blocks of wood into sculptural vessels? The sizing was good, and the ply grooves made for a satisfying change, and for an interesting texture,” said Beck.

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Priormade makes a variety of products, using sustainably-sourced woods and recycled materials. Many of their Geo Vessels and lamps feature bright, contemporary pops of colour on single sides of the products, which is a VOC-free water-based paint; that’s air sprayed onto each vessel individually (by hand). Everything is made in Beck’s workshop in Old Market, Bristol, with two other women makers.

In 2020, Beck was asked to make fifty orange Geo Vessels for Timberland’s new sustainable boot launch, which were included in their ‘press pack,’ – a great advertising opportunity for the brand.

More recently, Beck took part in a number of collaborative projects with other contemporary designers, including Rhiannon from the jewellery brand, Lima Lima, Jen from the eco homewares brand, Mind The Cork, and Ange from Ange B Designs. Beck has been listed in the Sunday Times’ ‘Top 50 Indie Shops (2022), and Priormade won ‘Best High Street Shop,’ in the 2021 Holly Tucker Awards.

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