j-me offers a unique collection of practical gifts and living accessories that boast style, quality and humour. All j-me products combine function with inventive aesthetics to provide an extraordinary perspective for everyday solutions. For 14 years, j-me has attracted international recognition, won numerous awards and inspired retailers including Liberty, John Lewis, Paperchase and the Museum of Modern Art. Now based in the creative community of London’s Oxo Tower, j-me thrives to produce fresh and innovative products for the home that reflect the designers’ quick wit, charm and attention to detail.
Brothers Mark and Jamie Antoniades have taken j-me a long way since launching the company at 100% Design. The duo, both graduates from St Martin’s School of Art, left their former employment in the design industry in 2000 to set up a studio at their parents’ house. Described as chalk and cheese, the brothers bring separate strengths and ideas to the business while sharing the same enthusiasm, sense of humour and tenacity that is central to j-me’s success.
“Blind passion was the driving force in the beginning,” Jamie explains. “We were turning our ideas into a reality.”
As the company evolved, j-me moved to a Tottenham studio and the brand expanded with its living range, providing long-lasting homeware that oozes character and elegance. The fun His and Hers Key Holders offer a personal touch within the home and were featured in Mr and Mrs Smith. The popular stainless steel Nest Shoe Rack provides space by stacking footwear in a free flowing form, while the Horizontal Shoe Rack stylishly floats above the floor. These timeless designs remain bestsellers today.
In 2007 j-me moved to the influential Oxo Tower Wharf and recruited a larger in-house team before investing in a double studio and shop in 2011. Surrounded by museums, exhibitions and attractions, the environment has fuelled creativity and contributed to the company’s interminable flair for design.
Working closely with manufacturers, j-me produces high-quality products that are reasonably priced and made to an excellent standard. The team’s dedication to production and incessant drive for inspiration has moulded the culture of j-me as a business that offers a personal touch to practical accessories. Working to this ethos, j-me continually presents fresh ideas to the design industry while its quality of work assures product longevity.