About us

Hello, HI, γεια, Hola, Ciao, Merhaba,
ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ, Bonjour, Dia dhuit, مرحبا, Halo

We are Scape, lovely to meet you  🙂

Based in Bournemouth, we are an award-winning, family-run, independent furniture shop in Dorset since 2008. We LOVE to travel, and we go all over the world to bring back hidden treasure for our lovely customers! We offer beautiful premium quality Indian sheesham wood furniture, dark and light mango wood furniture, along with industrial style wooden furniture, fair trade teak root pieces. Our sumptuous furniture ranges are off set by our beautifully exotic silk flower arrangements, and  fabulously quirky home accessories from all around the world.

As an award winning business, we have been featured in BBC breakfast, ITV, Absolute Radio, Bournemouth Echo, Hope FM, Progressive gifts & Home magazine, Gift Focus magazine. Our fabulous wooden furniture is seen in many homes throughout Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, as well as even further afield in Scotland, Ireland, and would you believe Australia! We have supplied commercial furniture and flower arrangements to well-known local restaurants, shops, as well as many other establishments.

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Our Lovely shop front

It all began in the 90’s…..

SCAPE was born with no more than a man with a plan!!

After a visit to India in the late nineties, our founder Chris Brandon, was invited to help with an organisation called El Shaddai, which was in the process of opening sheltered housing for India’s desperate street children. El Shaddai was the very first charitable organisation to help the orphaned street children in the province of Goa, India. Chris was soon enjoying his involvement within the charity and was eventually made treasurer for the international fund raising operation.

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Our founder Chris Brandon with the orphaned street children from El Shaddai, Goa

After this, he began spending three months a year living in India, traveling the length and breath of the country. It was during these trips that he discovered many of the wonderful skills of the local artisans and craftsman, who were creating beautiful handicrafts.

Inspired by a love of travelling as well as a love of deliciously handcrafted products, upon his return to the UK in 2008, SCAPE Interiors West Ltd was opened in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Still today since 2008 our passion for travel only grows and grows. We continue to go all over the world, meeting new people and working with the local communities in search of wonderful inspired treasure to bring back and fill our lovely shop!

So, what do we sell?

We have a vast array of interesting unique finds, here are only a few;

  • hand carved collectable chess sets from Italy
  • handmade replica pistols from Spain
  • handmade leather journals from Turkey
  • hand embroidered armchairs from India
  • premium quality cow hide rugs from Brazil
  • hand made shell lamp from Indonesia
  • handmade woollen hats and gloves from Nepal
  • Ashleigh & Burwood fragrance lamps
  • Woodwick candles, alphabet placemats, stunning silk flowers, handbags and scarves

 

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Our beautiful Autumn window display

What’s our difference?

When it comes to our furniture, we aren’t an ordinary furniture shop, we are not a furniture shop that bores you to death with just a load of wood or is focused on just hitting that sales target.

Our furniture shop is a jungle, an oasis, a sanctuary, it is a place that takes your mind off around the world picturing your new pieces in your home.

You can browse through our unique ranges and get details in our catalogue which holds 100s of pieces to excite you.

Working with our suppliers in India we have designed a range of light mango wood furniture that we are very proud of. We are also in the process of developing a brand new range of wooden furniture that will be exclusive to us. This is so exciting and we can’t wait to show you.

Scape 10th annivesary furniture

Many of our products are sourced fair trade where possible and the origins of our products is very important to us!  We have a strong fair trade ethos and strive to ensure our suppliers receive a fair price so that the men and women creating our unique finds take home a good local living wage.

 

Don’t forget the award shows 🙂

Finalist for three national awards..

2017 Greats award ”best lifestyle, home-ware and gift retailer”

2015 Greats award ”best non-specialist retailer of gifts”

2014 Greats award ”best lifestyle, home-ware and gift retailer”

We also won the Small Business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis in February 2015 and our Visual Merchandiser, Katie Allsopp won the 2014 Greats award “Employee of the year”.

We won 2013 Most Innovative Business award from Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce and Trade, and runner-up for the Best Independent Retailer in the 2013 Christmas window competition.

We are one big family here at SCAPE and we love sharing our passions and our inspirations with our customers.

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 A furniture shop, and a jungle, an oasis