Our Roots

Tomas and Jani was founded by Jani Lemut and now consists of a small team of passionate furniture makers with a range of skills.

"Born in Slovenia, I graduated from the School of Arts and Woodworking in Ljubliana and moved to London shortly afterwards to expand my design skills and broaden my experience. I set up my workshop and business went from strength to strength. Ten years later, I was commissioned to design and renovate the interior of an old fisherman’s house in St. Ives, Cornwall. Quite simply, I fell in love with the place and it wasn’t long before I decided to relocate and serve the residents of South West England instead. Then I was blessed with a family and I now live in the brilliantly eclectic Brighton, East Sussex, with my workshop a few miles down the road in Lewes.

As a child I loved the beauty of the forests, lakes and mountains surrounding my home. This naturally led to a passion for the environment and sustainable materials. My biggest loves are furniture and abstract art; many of my pieces are sculptural in their form and everything is entirely hand-crafted. I produce my furniture using a ‘closed loop production’ system which means that the items often use reclaimed materials, they are durable, repairable and there is minimal waste, all of which is non-toxic."

Our Team

Our talented team of professionals have a range of different skills and experience ranging from furniture design, carpentry and joinery, architecture, engineering, and interior design.

We all share a passion for protecting the environment which fuels are desire to design using sustainable materials. 

Combining our multitude of skills with our eco friendly ethos, we handcraft furniture of the highest quality that you can trust.