Venn + Maker was founded in 2016 and opened its doors in April 2017. Our mission is to form a connection between makers, retailers (us), and customers. We value high-quality, handmade goods and the talented makers behind them, and seek to provide our customers with a reliable selection of unique and small-batch products.
We started in a basement storage room with no windows, little light, dusty air, and piles of raw materials. While ideas blossomed in the dark, we sought out the studios, barns, and homes of Maine makers. Slowly we built a collection of art, homegoods, jewelry, leather goods, and furniture.
Over the last two years we have learned so much from our makers, customers, and fellow retailers, and refined our collection to more closely align with our vision. We have added found objects to our inventory, as repurposing and reusing is important to our team. We have also begun making product in house and collaborating with makers to create leather goods, jewelry, pottery, and more.
Today our focus has become products for women, men, travel, and the home. We launched our Workshop program in March, and have a line of exciting new products that will be released over the next few months. We have also launched our Journal, which tells the stories behind who we are, the products we create, and the makers with whom we collaborate.