Hello and welcome to Venner, a small, independent shop where you can buy beautiful, sustainably sourced gifts and homewares.
We are Lucie Beeston and Tiff Howick and our paths first crossed while selling our own work (Lucie jewellery, Tiff screenprints) at designer/maker markets across London. Over the years we met lots of lovely people who create the most wonderful treasures, many of these have been stocked in our shop since we first opened in October 2017.
Our growing selection of eco friendly products includes ceramics, jewellery, prints and skincare and reflects our passion for great design, responsibly sourced materials and meticulous craftsmanship. We enjoy bringing together a collection of products that look great, are made to last and where everyone involved in their creation is treated fairly. All our suppliers are independent businesses, some based locally, most of the rest in the UK and a handful of small businesses in Europe.
We love being part of a community of independent shops on Francis Road; a beautiful, pedestrianised road in Leyton, East London. Our wonderful neighbours include corner shops, a book shop, cafes, a deli, hair salons, florist, yoga studio, beauty salon, an organic shop and a dry cleaners.
Venner is the Norwegian word for friends. With our fondness for Scandinavian design, and Tiff being half-Norwegian, we think it's a name that perfectly describes us, our suppliers, our neighbours and our customers.
Thank you for visiting our shop either online or on Francis Road, we couldn't do this without you.
Lucie & Tiff xx