Kaufmann Mercantile is an online store
for carefully selected, long-lasting, and well-designed goods. We also write and commission a library
of essays on the history of materials, various how-to’s, and Q&A’s with artists and designers
KAUFMANN MERCANTILE STORE
Kaufmann Mercantile strives to find the finest examples of products that are manufactured with equal importance given to functionality, durability, and aesthetics. Materials should be chosen for long-lasting use. Design should marry both function and beauty. Many of our products are handmade, and we never sell cheaply made, mass-produced versions. We encourage still-functioning heirlooms, not fodder for landfills.
We put a lot of thought and research into everything we sell. Our slogan, "More of What Matters," refers to the way purchasing goods for your everyday life ought to be - an opportunity to choose from durable, fine quality luxury items made under ethical, environmentally safe circumstances.
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We offer free shipping on all orders $75 or more. We accept returns on all unused products within 90 days. Return shipping within the U.S. is always free. You can read more at our FAQ
KAUFMANN MERCANTILE REFERENCES
is an expanding library of original articles about history, production, design, and materials
, explored through short essays, how-to’s, and interviews. The ideas, objects, and people we profile are those we look to for inspiration and knowledge. We refer to them. And by cataloging their existence, we hope to create a working library for others to refer to as well.
Submissions: Writers who
would like to submit article ideas, please email email@example.com.
WHO WE ARE
Our offices are in Brooklyn, New York, and our products
ship from our warehouse in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Founded in 2009, Kaufmann Mercantile is the creation of
Sebastian Kaufmann, a German expat with a great appreciation for design, art, cooking, science, and the outdoors.
Photos are by Sharokh
Mirzai, unless otherwise noted. The intricate process of researching, testing,
and selecting products for our store is directed by Nathan Needle. Prasanna
Malla and Brian O’Connell work to improve your experience on our website. Ms.
Lauren Dilkes is there to answer your calls and emails when you need us.
Press interested in finding out more about Kaufmann Mercantile
should contact Alexis Shubin.
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