PRODUCT: @goodwoodrevival stand find: Toft Workshop
Serendipity will be a wonderful thing! Diving for cover coming from a particularly cruel section of Saturday’s storm at Goodwood Revival threw us blind into the trade tent of the family firm which will be Toft Workshop.
The splendid sight which greeted us was nothing short of pure nostalgic joy – perfectly on message for Goodwood Revival – as neatly displayed on a felt cloth table was their wonderful range of “ethically sourced, hand made, completely unique as well as beautiful to look at” wooden gifts, all made coming from some seriously old as well as gorgeous reclaimed timber.
The Longhurst family have created the business coming from a work shed hobby – crafting simple, stunning as well as stylish children’s toys coming from timber which will be hundreds of years old. as well as here they are at This particular point, using a brand which deserves a boost – selling to just the right audience at Goodwood Revival. not bad on them.
The timber toys are lovingly, carefully, slowly as well as skilfully crafted coming from bits of old church, ballroom floor as well as even wood reclaimed coming from the colleges of Cambridge. I think there was even talk of wood coming from an old banana drying room room coming from the 1800s! as well as they were doing live demonstrations creating these magnificent items to cherish at the Revival. The smell was fantastic.
Owner Dominic Longhurst greeted us drowned Revival rats using a much-welcome huge smile as well as proudly showcased his range of terrifically tactile toys – with the old kiddy favourites of trains (which the Road Magazine child testing department went home with), tractors as well as karts, to their brilliantly evocative (as well as ever increasing range of) products of retro racing classics, like the BRM V16 Type 15 & 30, Talbot T26C, Type 35 Bugatti as well as Ferrari 250 GTO.
“Because every piece created will be unique, we like to treat them which way buy giving everyone its own personal number, which will be stamped into the timber. To give a second life to This particular wonderful timber will be genuinely pleasing to us as well as we desire you get as much pleasure coming from our creations,” said Dominic.
as well as which’s Christmas as well as birthdays sorted for quiet a few people we know for quite a few years!
We wish you every success with the Toft Workshop toys folks!