About Us

Having spent her youth literally at the tip of Africa, in Cape Town, founder, Leisel Crane, was hungry to explore the world. Many cultural adventures later, she finally settled in a tiny wine village in the South of France where she now runs finch & crane. with her husband Simon, a professional photographer.

(The back story involves many years in the corporate world of London, creating and launching global brands and the determination to live a more unconventional life).

Leisel’s life journey has taught her about simplicity – we don’t need a lot of stuff in our lives, in fact it can weigh us down. However, we can make make good choices by choosing natural materials, slow production and good quality, bringing timeless beauty into our lives.

Back in the day, things were made to last and throwaway didn't exist. Products served a purpose, but were still beautifully crafted. It was about buying consciously, buying with quality and purpose in mind. This is the thinking behind our brand.

We are not interested in being trendy, instead our products are selected for their simple design, the way quality linen softens with age and how a simple handmade piece of ceramic can add such beauty to your home. Our products are designed to be used daily, but equally to give you great pleasure.

So thank you for reading our story. We hope to add to yours.