About us

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mister Berwyn; a place where characters, charm and wittiness meet to brighten your everyday.

 

Mister Berwyn has been designing cheerful homeware since 2016. The ever growing range of products are designed to delight young and old alike. Mister Berwyn was created by Amy Brown, an Illustrator with a penchant for creating curious characters. Her illustrative skills combined with her love of playful interiors and craftsmanship sit at the heart of Mister Berwyn.

 

The products are all designed and made in the UK from beautiful fabrics and sustainably sourced materials. Becoming known for creating distinctive characters with a witty flair, Mister Berwyn's products can be found in a growing number of homes across the UK and beyond. 

 

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. 

 

Amy grew up in Cardiff, living an equal distance from the sea to the mountains of the Brecon Beacons where her family spent a lot of time and her love for nature began. A young Amy hoped to become a vet until it became clear her talents lay with a pencil and brush rather than a stethoscope.

 

The subjects of her early drawings were often animals driven by her fondness for The Wind in the Willows which Amy later wrote her dissertation on whilst studying Illustration at Cardiff School of Art. It was there that Amy honed her skills for creating cohorts of cheerful animal characters with colourful narratives. Amy began her Illustration career working as a Character Designer for various Children's Animation Shows whilst spending her evenings creating the initial designs and branding for Mister Berwyn.

 

A healthy dose of whimsy and wit

 

Amy's love for creating whimsical characters is clear. Amy hopes her charming characters will delight and spark a special connection. Her work is peppered with wit for added amusement. Amy is driven by a desire to create products that make people happy and Mister Berwyns products do just that! 

 

Craftsmanship and sustainability

 

Mister Berwyn works with a talented team of skilled craftspeople that help bring Amy's designs to life. Working with British manufacturers is an important part of Mister Berwyn and each piece, whenever possible, is made in the UK. Sustainability is equally important, using Cornish clay and sustainably sourced eucalyptus boards being just some of the careful decisions made.

 

Amy believes that sustainability isn't just in the materials but it's also in the process. Many Mister Berwyn products are handcrafted and Amy hopes to utilise traditional techniques so that they are used, taught and shared. 

 

Mister Berwyn's Studio

 

Mister Berwyn is based in Cardiff. Amy is kept company in the studio by her two four legged assistants, Burt and Peggy. They work tirelessly to make sure the studio is safe from squirrels while Amy works away on the whimsical world of Mister Berwyn.

    

About us page pictures. Amy, Burt and Peggy
 

Why Mister Berwyn? 

 

 The name Mister Berwyn was decided in 2015 when Amy passed some quaint cottages whilst walking with her dogs, Burt and Peggy. From seeing these Amy drew the company logo; the house with the duck egg blue door surrounded by wild flowers. As the house looked so lovely it made sense that someone should live there. From this came Mister Berwyn. The full picture is that the logo is his house, Mister Berwyn is his name and the products that you see on our website are inside his beautiful home. If you look carefully enough at our packaging you will see Mister Berwyn.
Berwyn means friendly bear in old english whilst also being a beautiful place in Wales. It seemed like an obvious fit for a bear loving Welsh Illustrator. 

  

Keep in touch!

 

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We hope you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy creating them!