HANDS is an established British designer and manufacturer of high quality, dynamic commercial furniture for the workplace. We have a highly motivated and passionate team of skilled designers and craftsmen committed to producing sustainable furniture that delivers value for money and exceeds client expectation.
Innovative design, premium quality craftsmanship and sustainability. For over 100 years HANDS core values have delivered furniture that inspires. Our desire and unique ability to help our clients realise their aspirations of a tailored furniture solution has set HANDS apart.
The EMPHASIS collection embodies the design and manufacturing philosophy of HANDS; architectural aesthetic, considered proportions, clearly defined linear forms and beautifully refined signature details. Hand-crafted from the finest, sustainable natural veneers and solid timbers, expertly selected and finished to the highest possible standards.
The PURE collection embodies the design and manufacturing philosophy of HANDS; architectural aesthetic qualities, considered proportions, clearly defined linear forms and beautifully refined signature details. Hand-crafted from the finest, sustainable natural veneers and solid timbers, expertly selected and finished to the highest possible standards.
The TRANSCEND collection is our most versatile and extensive conference and meeting platform. Clean lines and a timeless aesthetic embody the HANDS design philosophy. Cleverly engineered to be efficient and robust with market leading flexibility. These unique qualities mean the range can be universally specified enhancing any meeting, conference and boardroom environment. Beautifully finished top surfaces, hand-crafted from the finest, sustainable natural veneers and solid timbers all elevated by an elegant chrome riser.
PRIME is the ultimate expression of Boardroom luxury. Dynamic, user friendly and finished to market leading standards, the PRIME system is sure to become the stunning centre piece of any boardroom and conference room environment it occupies. Able to be specified in an infinite number of styles and finish options, from contemporary to classic, PRIME is the most advanced, fully defined flexible boardroom system.
We have been involved in many prestigious projects that include being commissioned to make the chairs for the coronation of both HRH King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. More recently we have been commissioned on some of the best installations of seating within third space areas, lounges and boardrooms in various locations from Aberdeen and London to Doha, Qatar.
HANDS are well known for being designers and makers of both high quality furniture and upholstery that co-ordinate with each other. This is so important as it gives a perfect matching solution in terms of aesthetics, proportion and maximising available space.
HANDS. Innovative design, premium quality craftsmanship and sustainability. For over 100 years HANDS core values have delivered furniture that inspires. Our desire and unique ability to help our clients realise their aspirations of a tailored furniture solution has set HANDS apart.
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HANDS is certified by a number of the leading trade associations, the UK government’s procurement agency and have many client recommendation statements some of which are listed below:-
FSC® - *Please see separate FSC documents for more detailed information*
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labeling scheme. There are national working groups in 28 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Woodland Trust.
The BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers) is a trade association, employers’ organisation and consortia member of The Furniture, Furnishings & Interior Training Organisation (FFINTO). BFM has been representing the interests of the furniture industry for more than 50 years.
BFM has a broad based membership covering, domestic, contract, office and kitchen manufacturers as well as a number of suppliers to the industry and retailers.
BM Trada / ISO 14001 and 9001
BM Trada provides a framework for the development of an environmental management system and have awarded Hands for both 14001 and also 9001 for quality management system.
The Furniture Industry Research Association has tested and successfully certified much of the HANDS product range for strength, stability and surface resistance.
FISP The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) has quickly become established as the trade’s premier forum on environmental and quality matters. A membership organisation, FISP was formed following suggestions from the then Government Department of the DTI and DEFRA. With governmental furniture procurement amounting to £1.4 billion a year, furniture trade associations were asked why there was no industry body devoted to matters such as sustainability, environmental management and chain of custody, like similar organisations in other industries.
The British Contract Furnishing Association is the leading UK Trade Association for the furniture and furnishings industry. It aims to bring together manufacturers and contract furnishers and to inform, architects, specifiers and interior designers of the wide range of products and services available.
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