My Story

Ondine Smith – Bespoke, original and hand made in Britain

Ondine and PoppyWe are a very small business based in Edinburgh Scotland where I live with my family and wee Scotty dog.

Since graduation from Edinburgh College of Art I have pursued a carer in illustration and the decorative arts. I have always loved to travel when work gives me the opportunity both near and far where I can indulge my passion for treasure hunting for vintage items both as inspiration and to incorporate into individual up cycled pieces. I am equally at home beach combing for driftwood with my trusty Scotty what ever the weather!

I design and produce cushions, hand/ tote bags, tea and coffee cosies, using both plain bright colours and traditional checks incorporating applied motifs giving traditional fabrics a contemporary twist. Every item is hand made so you can be assured there will never be two identical items.

I use materials sourced from the north of Scotland as well as luxury upholstery fabrics from Yorkshire. Nothing ever goes to waste in our workshop, fabric scraps get used for embellishment and greeting cards as well as stuffing tweed draft excluders and our orders are sent out in re cycled packing when ever possible.

I work with well established organisations, hotel groups, galleries and boutiques as well as individual commissions for a loyal customer base both here and abroad.

I hope you enjoy browsing our new web site.

Ondine