Firstly, contact us to discuss your bespoke furniture. We’ll then design your piece, send you sample materials, and generate a quote. Once you are 100% happy to proceed and your order is placed, we’ll move onto the build, handcrafted in the Hardman Design workshop. We’ll send you production pictures throughout the manufacturing process. On completion, you will receive detailed images of your finished piece. After we’ve received your final approval, we will ship your custom-built furniture to you, delivered by our delivery team. Then you can enjoy your tailor-made piece.
Welcome to Hardman Design!
At Hardman Design, we work with a variety of the highest quality hardwoods, sustainably sourced from small, independent suppliers. By retaining the natural quality of the timber, and often retaining live edges to highlight the individual characteristics of each piece of wood, we strive to bring the lasting beauty of nature into the pieces we create. All the furniture is designed and produced by a small team of carpenters, whose passion for their craft is visibly channelled into the creations. Our collections have a wide range of inspirations, from industrial design to Bauhaus, and we draw from these influences as we create new concepts. Throughout this process of design and building, we work closely with our customers to bring their ideas to life, and we are proud to be a business that keeps all stages of production in-house. Read More
The seed of Hardman Designs was planted in Berlin, Germany. Since then we have grown to a sapling where our branches have reached the UK. Starting from the ground up, we take the essence of mother nature and create elegant furniture.
Our company is in the passionate hands of Liam Hardman. Liam was born in the UK and currently runs the UK base. As we are a locally run business, we are able to connect with you, our customers, to produce designs that fit into the wants and needs of your lives. We welcome you into our team during your Hardman Design journey to make sure everything is just right.
Having starting the business in 2012, our current aim is to focus on building our brand and securing our little corner in the vast industry of furniture. We are moving towards a more self-sufficient future, as our hand-picked woods are going to be milled and dried in-house. This means from the first steps of choosing the wood, through to the production it will all be in our hands which guarantees you quality furniture.
We Love What We Do - And It Shows.
A raw passion for wood work and the environment was the bedrock that started our company and it continues to influence our growth. Many long hours and much total dedication is required to continue crafting and designing furniture in an innovative way, but our team has a burning desire that pushes them to improving and evolving our craft. Just check out our Buttercup Table which has the ability to extend creating more room for family and friends for any occasion. Read More
We are inspired by many influences when creating new concepts, especially when it comes to Industrial and Mid Century modern designs, as well as Bauhaus. Stripping back the elements of each design to the most vital features and functions allows the hardwood characteristics such as the grain and live edges to be a focal point. We approach our designs in a minimalist manner that allows the authenticity of hand crafted furniture and Mother Nature to really stand out.
Although our team may be small, one of our larger projects was when we were invited to take part in the re-design of the Etsy head office in Germany. This was a great honour and experience where we closely worked with the Etsy team. We were able to provide them with 5 bespoke pieces that were handcrafted to perfection.
Working closely with each customer, we bring your ideas to life. Providing you with the function and beauty of hand crafted furniture. Designed and produced in-house our small team is driven by passion.
Our Passion Is "In-House Production" - But What is That?
All our products are hand built by our team, from fine woodwork to heavy metal work. Not only this since 2018 we have begun sourcing our own wood. This means we select the best trees for our work. These are then processed and made into fitting boards based on future projects. After this, we dry out the wood in specialised drying chambers. All in all the process can take around 6 months, then the fun begins as we craft these specially selected boards into your products. From start to finish we create and fulfil the entire supply chain for making your favourite hardwood furniture.
Meet The Team
Liam Hardman | Founder
Liam Hardman is an entrepreneur and the creative mind behind Hardman Design, a furniture design business that creates beautiful, high-quality pieces that are both functional and stylish. Liam's passion for design began at a young age, as he was raised by a family of builders and carpenters who instilled in him a love for craftsmanship and attention to detail.
After studying design in college, Liam moved to Berlin to immerse himself in the world of design and architecture. It was there that he fell in love with the principles of Bauhaus design, which emphasize simplicity, functionality, and clean lines. Inspired by this philosophy, Liam began to create his own collection of furniture, using traditional woodworking techniques combined with modern design elements. Read More
Liam's dedication to quality and craftsmanship is evident in every piece he creates. He takes great care in selecting the finest materials, from sustainably sourced wood to high-quality hardware, and he personally oversees every step of the production process to ensure that each piece is built to the highest standards.
What sets Hardman Design apart is Liam's commitment to creating pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Each piece is designed with the user in mind, and is intended to be used and enjoyed for years to come. Whether it's a sleek and stylish coffee table or a comfortable and inviting sofa, every piece is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Today, Hardman Design is a thriving business with a loyal following of customers who appreciate the quality and beauty of Liam's work. But for Liam, the most rewarding part of his work is seeing his designs come to life and being enjoyed by people in their homes and offices.
Liam's passion for design and craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of his work, from the materials he selects to the care and attention he puts into every detail. He is a true artist and a visionary entrepreneur, and his work is a testament to the power of creativity and dedication.
Erika Veliulyte - Sales Manager
Erika Velilyte was born in Lithuania and grew up in a small town surrounded by lush forests. She was always fascinated by the beauty of nature and the power of the human mind. Erika's interest in people and their behavior led her to pursue a Master's Degree in Psychology, which she completed with honors.
After completing her degree, Erika embarked on a journey of exploration and discovery. She lived and worked in six different countries, immersing herself in new cultures and learning from the people she met. Erika's extensive travels and diverse experiences gave her a unique perspective on life and helped her develop a deep understanding of human nature. Read More
Erika's professional career began in recruitment, where she honed her skills in marketing and sales. She quickly became an expert in the field, helping companies around the world find the best talent and grow their businesses. However, Erika always had a passion for art and design, and she spent much of her free time exploring this interest.
Erika's desire to help independent businesses grow was instilled in her at a young age, as she watched her family work tirelessly to build their small business. She saw firsthand the challenges they faced and the rewards of hard work and determination. This inspired her to use her skills and knowledge to help other entrepreneurs succeed.
In 2021, while traveling through Pays Basque, France, Erika met Liam, a talented woodworker and the owner of Hardman Design. She was immediately drawn to his passion for his craft and his dedication to his business. Erika saw an opportunity to combine her love of art and design with her expertise in marketing and sales to help Hardman Design reach new heights.
Today, Erika is an integral part of the Hardman Design team, working alongside Liam to create stunning, one-of-a-kind woodwork designs. Her unique perspective and expertise in marketing and sales have helped the company grow and thrive, and she continues to use her talents to help other independent businesses achieve success.
Erika's life is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and a passion for helping others. Her journey has taken her around the world and has taught her invaluable lessons about the human experience. She is a true inspiration to those around her and a shining example of what can be achieved with a little bit of grit and a lot of heart.
Anna Gaunt | Customer Service & Logistics
Anna Gaunt is part of the customer service and logistics team at Hardman Design. Focused on providing the best service possible, she places customer communication at the heart of her values, ensuring that every person who buys Hardman Design furniture enjoys the experience and is kept up to date with their order. For Anna, after-care and life-time support is an important ingredient of customer satisfaction, ensuring that anyone who purchases our furniture can ask us questions and receive advice long after they have taken delivery of their order.
Sam Hardman | Customer Service & Logistics Support
Sam Hardman is part of the customer service and logistics support team at Hardman Design. A member of the Hardman family, Sam has fine furniture-making in his DNA and understands the true value of quality craftsmanship. Having spent three years studying media production, Sam is also responsible for populating the Hardman Design website, ensuring our customers have comprehensive information about our products and the Hardman Design experience.