Present Past strives to produce high quality historical inspirations and reproductions, meticulously researched and with the highest standards of customer care.
We strive to produce items that are archaeologically correct and are a true representation of what they would have looked like in context. In addition we also produce historically inspired items for purposes of modern ease of use, cost, and aesthetics. Whether it is a reproduction or an inspiration we like to share with you the research we have put in to source that item, so you know exactly what the piece of history you have is.
Sourcing unusual materials and trying new ways of using them to make something unique is incredibly important. Bone, horn, antler, glass, oak, lime, ash, leather, pewter, bronze & silver to name but a few. Just as important is ensuring that these materials are as sustainable as possible. It is all well and good to highlight the past, but never at the expense of the future. That is why we are always looking for new sources of materials that are as sustainable as possible; at present all of the wood used by Present Past is from recycled sources or from sustainable British forestry.
Present Past is a business pastime based on passion. This passion for the research, craft and story that forms part of everything we do is what drives Present Past forward. To found out more about the background of Present Past and its designer, please see our 'Who we are' page.