For Cath and Jeremy Brown, setting up a design brand was never part of the plan. When the couple found themselves in their new, and very empty, home – a 400-year-old Devon longhouse in Dartmoor, south-west England – they did what every normal couple would do (note the sarcasm here) and set about crafting their own wares. Fast forward a couple of years and, even though Feldspar has become a household name, the same modest principles apply now as they did then. Feldspar is not interested in creating products for the sake of it. Functionality, usefulness and longevity are always at the forefront of their minds.