For many, the word Eden conjures images of a garden paradise, of nature at its finest, of a place ones goes to for refuge and revival.
Having a home that embodies this beauty and tranquillity, that enables you to bring the outside in, and speaks to your soul is why Eden Made exists.
Unable to find the right windows and doors for his dream home, a passionate and talented furniture maker, and former manual arts teacher, decided to make them himself. Eden Made was born.
That man was Richard Walker; the year, 2000.
The company, initially known as Eden Windows, had one simple mission:
To provide affordable, quality, custom-designed, timber doors and windows that celebrate the beauty of timber and allow people’s homes to be a creative expression of themselves.
Sixteen years later a new man — Grant Pratten — took over the helm. Like Richard, Grant was a former teacher, Physical Education in his case.
But more importantly, Grant shared Richard’s passions for design aesthetics; the beauty of timber; and for places of natural beauty.
For Grant, growing up in Bourke NSW, trees represented life. On a cattle station that was mostly dry wetlands, the bottle trees, eucalypts and acacias were not only artistic creations in themselves, they were a sign of water, survival and shelter.
“Working with timber makes me feel connected to my roots, to nature. It’s elemental and integral to my life.”
“Everyone here at Eden Made feels the same. There’s nothing we’d rather be doing than working with beautiful timber and making original designs through creative collaboration with clients.”
“Knowing we are using sustainable timber sourced from well-managed plantations is important to us. Knowing we are crafting something that will mostly outlive all of us has its own rewards. Going forward we are keen to offer fallen timber species for bespoke timber creations that will have a renewed life.”
Managing Director, Eden Made