Select A Maker - 'Maker of the Week': 18th January 2016

Last week we had the great pleasure of welcoming Yasmin Chopin - Director: selectAmaker to our studio as she observed and wrote a wonderful article on us as the selected selectAmaker 'Maker of the Week': 18th January 2016.

Here's what she had to say:

The welcome glow of a wood-burning stove put me in good spirits when I arrived at the Faux Creation studio-workshop after travelling through the winding lanes of Cambridgeshire on a cold and damp Winter’s day. (Image above taken by Vicki Couchman in better weather!)
Providing fine painted interiors that rival the works in any art gallery and bespoke decorative solutions for walls, ceilings and floors Faux Creation is no ordinary decorating firm.
With an impressive client list and a repertoire of faux finishes from wood grain to stone and stencil techniques that reproduce the look of wallpaper the possibilities are endless.
Many of the specialist commissions Jason Ebers and his team undertake are complex but Jason insists on the utmost care and attention to detail on every project small and large. One week he may find himself working in a private residence in the country, the next a city boutique hotel. Though he enjoys family life Jason is quite happy to travel and recounted some memorable commissions in New York (his second home) and China.
Lime finishes
During my visit Jason was getting some display boards prepared for an exhibition, the Architect@Work show at Olympia, London. Taking place from 27-28 January 2016 it is the 4th edition of the show which invites architects to see what’s new in the industry. In the Faux Creation ‘lab’ I saw work in progress and a variety of samples demonstrating trials of new finishes and tests on materials. Of particular interest at the moment is hydro plaster which provides a waterproof surface, especially useful in bathrooms as it provides a seamless finish. And a lime paint, which is eminently suitable for covering walls that need to breathe.
Core values
When I asked Jason about his hopes and dreams he said, “I want to be considered the premier specialist decorating studio outside of London. ” This is within grasp as I learned more about the way Jason runs his business. ‘The Faux Creation Experience’ is a document several pages long which outlines the company’s behaviours, mindsets and standards; core values that underpin their work. Jason said, “it includes phrases like ‘always work with purpose’ and ‘be the most critical eye on the job’; it helps to ensure we offer the highest quality of service and produce the best work possible”. Impressive stuff!
When I left Jason said, “The future looks bright for all of us involved with selectAmaker.” I couldn’t agree more!


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Posted on January 18, 2016 .