There are certain core values that should go without saying: sustainable design, high quality, carefully considered designs, value for money. These values would find their way into most lists, unfortunately with variable outcomes, hence our reluctance to rely on them.
A second set of our values: beauty, utility and durability, values handed down from the classical world, also find their way onto many lists with uncertain meaning relative to the product.
But the core values that have survived successive reinventions of our approach in response to more stringent regulations and target performance criteria are progressive historicism and support for traditional craftsmanship. It is the cultural and historic reference embedded in our designs and sturdy detailing that make this practice unique.