Cleaner, sweeter, warmer, more better design
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SUSTAINABLY-SOURCED QUALITY MATERIALS
SOBU believes the world is a miraculous place and we are all so lucky to be here together. As passengers, we share the responsibility of enjoying our time here, as well as passing along our respect for each other and our precious earth to future generations. In every piece of furniture we create, a spirit and character is bestowed that will travel along with it into your home. Each piece is branded with the SOBU spirit as well as a unique marker that identifies it as a handmade product of exclusive and limited lineage.
SOBU aims to fuse innovation, quality, and aesthetics in all of its designs. We design heirloom-quality furniture constructed with plantation grown, FSC certified lumber, reclaimed woods and natural fabrics...designs meant to be cherished for years and passed down with pride. We only use water-based sealers and apply traditional wax finishes. Each species of wood has it’s own natural character and variation and we prefer not to fill knots or season splits with epoxy or putty so you can see and experience the real materials. SOBU uses fabrics with natural fibers like cotton, linen and wool whenever possible and if we can find recycled aluminum and steel we use it. Packaging is a huge issue in the furniture industry and at SOBU, we strive to minimize and eventually eliminate all non-recyclable materials used in our packaging. If you have kids in the house be sure to let them build some rockets and skyscrapers with our boxes before recycling them.
DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE
The vast majority of our products are designed in-house. There are no importers, distributors, wholesalers, or retailers between us and our customers which means we can offer our designs at considerably lower prices than the big retailers. It also means items are exclusive to SOBU and can't be found anywhere else. Our goal is to take the mass production and impersonal feel out of the very personal experience of purchasing items for your home.
We want you to receive a beautiful and unique product that has two designers and a group of talented craftspeople behind it. SOBU doesn't have a CEO, CFO, CTO or endless cubicles of employees. We have no employee handbook and we don't believe in mind-splittingly boring meetings. We are two creative people who love not having bosses and who like to play loud and inspiring music while we work. As well as designing our own line of products, we work closely with artists and designers from our community helping them by getting their designs to market in a capacity they would potentially be unable to do so on their own.