The name Joe or sometimes SCOG was etched or painted on all of his engineering tools he used at work as a railway engineer or at home in the workshop / garage both in the UK and then when he retired to Italy.
As a kid and growing up I had spent many hours assisting dad with the latest repair, DIY or maintenance project – mechanical or electrical, building or restoration and without realising it would become for me the inspiration to study mechanical engineering at University.
Our approach was one of not being afraid to take on anything with techniques and processes being learnt by trial and error and experience. We even made window sills cast out of Terrazzo flooring mix back in the 70s (now Terrazzo is a trend in all sorts of products!).
If a tool to do a certain job didn’t exist then we would simply invent something or make it. No task was too daunting, nothing within reason was impossible with patience and perseverance.
So today Joe Scog is our inspiration.
We think outside the world of design for design sake.
We celebrate the engineers and craftsmen behind the products and engineer products to people’s requests and needs rather than just following trends.
We are not afraid to challenge the preconceptions and snobbery that sometimes exist in the world of "Design". Just solid and sound engineering principles and products people will want to install, own and keep for the long term.