J.N.Rusticus bar stools in the refurbished Dickens Inn, Middlesbrough
J.N. Rusticus

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Billingham Furniture Business, J.N. Rusticus Bring Sustainable, Rustic Furniture to Local & National Hotspots

Family business J.N. Rusticus was born out of a passion for beautiful furniture. Based in Billingham, the company bring unique furniture from around the world to their online store while also undertaking bespoke projects for some of the regions most popular restaurants and bars. Owner, Joe Nicholson set up J.N. Rusticus two years ago. After leaving school and working with his dad, he realised he wanted to set up his own business.

“My dad is in the transport/logistics industry so I could already see the appeal of importing goods. After some research, I could see the potential in furniture, specifically rustic and industrial style pieces. I organised a trip overseas to visit my first supplier, and J.N. Rusticus quickly emerged from there.”

With a firm focus on recycling and upcycling, J.N. Rusticus is dedicated to their ethos of being wholly ethical, offering lovingly created furniture at an affordable price point. In the North East alone, their rustic inspired creations can be found in the popular Tomahawk Steakhouses in Potto, Newcastle and Yarm along with the newly refurbished Dickens Inn in Middlesbrough.

The rise in popularity of rustic, industrial style furniture has led to an increase in demand for the company who specialise in distressed wood, leather and metal pieces. At the heart of the business is their unwavering dedication to their ethos, striving to be as environmentally aware as possible in all aspects of the production. J.N. Rusticus ensure that they use methods and materials that create the least amount of damage to the planet, creating sustainable processes that help shape the business for the future.

Joe explains “My focus has always been to bring sustainable, rustic, charming furniture to the UK market. We use reclaimed boat wood, sustainable mango wood, recycled metal and leather amongst other materials chosen because they cause the least damage to the planet as possible. For me, it’s essential that we’re all ‘doing our bit’ when it comes to being sustainable, and it’s something that has brought our customers great satisfaction.’

The company has also worked on national projects supplying vintage bar stools to the Sipsmith distillery in London and further restaurants and juice bars in Essex and Mayfair.

J.N. Rusticus continue to supply people’s homes, as well as bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels with furniture that is high quality and rustic charm. The next stage for the company is the creation of their new office, showroom and warehouse space, in keeping with the brand these will be created out of reclaimed shipping containers.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by J.N. Rusticus .

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