Masters of Workmanship

You get what you pay for in this world, and bondage equipment is no different. But Masters Desire bondage gear, despite being competitively priced, is some of the best workmanship your money can buy in this market. It even comes with a lifetime guarantee, they are that confident in their products: there is nothing you can do in these products that compromises them (is there a challenge there Ed?) and I had a rare opportunity to meet the master craftsmen behind the Masters Desire story.

Bondage,leather harness,posture collar,

Masters Desire: Fine luxurious Bondage Gear

Interestingly, I cannot actually reveal who is the talent behind the company, because he is also a master saddler who works in the high echelons of society making saddles for the likes of Kings, Queens and Olympic Gold Medallists. Intrigued? We were too….

CNW: I understand you are a master saddler by day: what inspired you to turn your hand to bondage gear?

MD: I was approached by somebody who owned a number of sex shops in the Midlands who wanted me to make some products for her as her previous supplier had let her down, but after seeing the products she needed replicating I explained that I couldn’t possibly make such a bad product. The quality of the products was lacking and I just wouldn’t let anything of that standard leave my workshop. So I mocked up some products for her, which she loved, but she was looking for cheaper pieces. She preferred to ‘stack them high and sell them cheap’, whereas I’ve always preferred to make a product properly and price it fairly. That was the main starting point for Masters Desire, and it still acts as our basic premise; only make the best products, and don’t let costs dictate what is possible.

Leather Bondage cuff

Masters Desire Bondage Cuff

 

CNW: Who actually designs the products?

MD: Designing the products isn’t just a simple process of sitting down with a pen and paper, although that is generally where we start the process. I believe that design should also consider how a product works so much of the design process actually takes place on the workshop floor. Generally, I will take the lead in developing any new products, but if any of the other craftsmen come in in the morning having had a great idea the previous evening, I’m not one to say no to them. The workshop is full of concept designs and prototypes, most of which will never see the light of day, but that is what makes our final designs as good as they are. I really take pride in the research and development process that all the team works towards. I like to think that our products exemplify this attention to detail.

CNW: I understand you use only the finest materials to make your products, (and I totally respect that) tell me why that is important to you…

MD: You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. To make the finest quality products, you need to start with the finest materials available. That way the products give the satisfaction they should. I could make a good product from lesser materials, but the superior quality I strive for can only be gained from those finer materials we choose.

CNW: What inspires the designs?

MD: Inspiration often comes from strange places. Often I’ll see a nice pattern on something, with the curves giving me an idea of how one piece could flow. I obviously draw inspiration from my saddle making skills, but the final designs are usually an amalgamation of ideas.

Masters Desire Leather Bondage Suspenders

 

CNW: What new products are in development?

MD: We’ve always got new designs and products in development, which ones will meet our strict standards and make it to our online store is yet to be seen. I don’t want to give away too much just yet, but 2013 and 2014 will be exciting for Masters Desire and the leather bondage scene as a whole.

Leather bondage body harness

CNW: It’s so hard to really see from a website the quality of your work, will you be showing at any trade shows this year?

MD: We’re planning on attending Erotica this year and we’re looking forward to getting the products out in front of thousands of people. Whilst I really like our website and the photographs look great, they just can’t do justice to the quality of our products. The feel, touch and smell of each piece is marvellous, so I’m really looking to showing them off later this year.

You can go see Masters Desire products  for yourself at Erotica , at Tobacco Dock, E1, London October 25-27th.

I can’t wait to see what they do next…

Sources and further information:

Masters Desire: http://www.mastersdesire.com/

 

 

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