We are a small family run business offering bespoke hand painted furniture and unique home accessories.
I have always enjoyed art and being creative, but due to illness and a typically busy life, found that there was always insufficient time to concentrate on my artwork.
After years of feeling that something was missing from my life, I took the decision to start 'Yofi' to see how it would grow.
Coming from a more traditional art background, transforming old and tired pieces of furniture was an entirely new concept for me, yet something I was exited to try.
I began painting at our kitchen table, starting with small pieces, which I used as a platform to build up my techniques and ideas.
From there it soon became apparent that we would need a purpose built workshop that I could still access easily, to accommodate all the pieces that we have coming in.
We were lucky enough to have the building that we could use, and my husband spent many evenings and weeknights with the help of our friends and family, transforming the space into a usable workshop and creating a separate place where I could present my finished pieces.
We soon outgrew the workshop, and knew we needed a larger premises in order to be able to continue, and expand on our work we are producing. We made the decision to move into a larger unit, based on the outskirts of Ilkeston, where we are able to offer both a sprayed, or hand painted finish to your pieces. We are currently in the process of renovating the unit to suit our needs and to provide a full display room at the front of the building, from which people will be able to come and view our work or discuss an order.
We always welcome any enquiries, and please take a look around our website to see some examples of our work and items we currently have for sale.