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Everyday Archetypes


From our stores in central Oxford and inside Nottingham's Rough Trade, Objects of Use provides a source of enduring household tools and functional items. We seek out international archetypes of everyday objects, often items that have been made in the same way, by the same people, for a long time. We believe that having the right tool for the job vastly improves the experience of completing our daily tasks.


We are ‘against throwawayism’, aiming to minimise the environmental impact of our products by offering objects that are built to last (and improve with age), using low-impact production methods and natural materials. We aim to source our products as carefully as possible, with the majority being manufactured in the UK, Europe, and Japan.