Although we have been established over 30 years with customers from all over the globe we remain very much a small family firm with just one workshop employing around 25 carpenters.
The furniture is made from solid Mango, a fruitwood with very interesting grain and great variety of figure and colour. It is a strong dense hardwood and comes from sustainably grown fruit plantations.
Our workshop is based in the amazing desert city of Jodhpur, Northern India, where we have an extremely talented team of skilled craftsmen that we have been working with for over 25 years. Many have been with us since the start and they feel very much part of the family now!
Our roots go back to when we began making simple home accessories in MDF and then hand painting them to sell at craft and charity fairs. So many people asked where we got our items from, as they were interested in doing the painting for themselves, that we realised there was a whole new market selling some pieces as ‘ready to paint’.
It was not long before interior magazines picked up on this and started requesting items that they could then get their set decorators and stylists to paint, based on whichever colours suited the articles they were working on. Scumble Goosie started to become a regular name on the pages and to this day we are fortunate in receiving a lot of press coverage!
We still sell our furniture raw or painted, but now that we work almost exclusively in solid wood an increasing number of our customers buy our products and keep them in their natural state. We still do all the painting here in the Cotswolds and a number of different finishes can be supplied.