Goldfinger is an award-winning social enterprise showing high-end design and joinery can be good for people and the planet.
At Goldfinger HQ, they think up stunning designs for furniture and homewares using upcycled, reclaimed materials. A ‘from tree to table’ manifesto dedicated to thoughtful and sustainable craftsmanship guides their work, as does a commitment to building a circular economy.
Further to this, Goldfinger’s team train makers and artisans from less advantaged backgrounds at the Teaching Academy. Here they pass on practical woodworking and business skills, unlocking the potential of trainees in the process. For those involved, it’s often the start of a meaningful career.
Beautiful craftsmanship meets sustainability and community here. See the quality and inspired design of their furniture and homewares for yourselves with a browse of the range – from luxury eco-soy candles to wooden chopping boards and coasters.
Marie Carlisle is the CEO and co-founder of Goldfinger, which opened in 2013 inside London’s Trellick Tower. Fun fact: the tower was designed by architect and Bond villain inspiration Ernö Goldfinger, which sparked the idea for the brand name. Marie and the team took the literal meaning as inspiration: the material they touch, they turn to gold.
Marie swapped jobs in marketing for the likes of LVMH and Estée Lauder for a purpose-led career with Goldfinger, partly driven by her love for the natural world and a desire to stop wasteful practices. She’s been at the helm as CEO since 2017, overseeing the social enterprise go from strength to strength.