ipse ipsa ipsum celebrates the people behind the brand, the unique materials they present, and the craftsmanship they provide. The name, which means "for himself, for herself, for itself" in Latin, reflects a tapestry of individuals, artisans and designers who collaborate across various disciplines to create pieces that transform ordinary living spaces into extraordinary places. Together, they bring fine quality, sensibly-priced, semi-luxurious handcrafted pieces to meet the evolving needs and desires of their customers.
Each piece is intricately handcrafted by an artisan, using a fine balance of traditional techniques and contemporary twist. Traditional techniques such as hand etching, nickel plating, hand hammering, sword making, and iron mongery are rekindled to produce fine, innovative products. Glass mouth-blown into ornate shapes, leather immaculately stitched by hand, sand casting, and wax moulding molten metal, the artisans work with the unique characteristics of each material, transforming every piece into a work of art. No two pieces of furniture are perfectly identical, with variations in tone and details, which is precisely what makes handcrafted pieces distinctive and extraordinary.
ipse ipsa ipsum is an advocate for sustainability with an emphasis on reusing and recycling. Materials, like marble and cotton, are sourced from offcuts and waste from factories, while the bone inlay is made from the bones of cows slaughtered for meat or leather. The brand has a commitment to no plantation timber and instead gets the raw material by recycling old door and window frames. They are also committed to reusing and recycling packaging materials.