ashortwalk is a product design company based near Truro, Cornwall. Started in 2003 by Dan who left his previous job as a product designer/inventor at Dyson and moved to Cornwall in order to realise a long-held desire: to set up a business, and live, 'ashortwalk' from the sea.
From the humble beginnings of a shed in the back garden and a few new product ideas, the business has come a long way in 13 years. We now design, manufacture and supply a broad range of products for such companies as: John Lewis, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Homebase, RNLI, Wind and Weather, Crate and Barrel USA as well as over 500 independent shops in the UK.
The key to staying competitive in the global market from a shed in Cornwall has always been to design and manufacture unique, functional products. We are no longer in a shed, but our philosophy is still the same - and most importantly we are ashortwalk from the beach!