From the owner and staff of presence:
In these pages you will find just a small sampling of what is on offer at presence. As limiting as photographs are, we hope this will inspire and give you a sense of the enormous range within our shop. We feature exquisite handcrafted work from American artisans as well as masters using ancient techniques from around the globe. We also have an eye for the useful: stoneware, barware, lighting, leather accessories, for example, but always setting a new standard for how the utilitarian, well designed and executed, can bring joy in use.
So, presence is a shop of the simply beautiful, as well as the beautifully useful. Each of the objects was selected with the greatest care from myriad resources. Each is a piece that may grace your own home with distinction or be given with the sure knowledge that the recipient will immediately know that you have gone beyond the ordinary and predictable. We have also made a special effort for the guys, who, let’s face it, are sometimes challenging to buy for.
Since 1996 presence has never wavered from its commitment to seek out and bring to you that which is truly special. We have furthermore committed ourselves to the kind of shopping experience you have a right to expect: professional, helpful, and we hope even a little fun.
We hope to see you soon.
Ted Hayes, owner and buyer
Bruce MacKenzie-Graham, owner