Looking for new furniture for your home? Why not invest in a piece by one of the top British luxury furniture brands. Buying good-quality furniture is an investment, and means less frequent replacement. Really top quality pieces can even become family heirlooms. Although most of us aren’t in a position to deck out our houses from basement to attic with luxury goods, it’s more attainable to invest in one or two good pieces of luxury furniture – and it’s always fun to look! We’ve tracked down some of the top British luxury furniture brands and master craftsmen who either design or manufacture (or both) all their pieces of furniture in the United Kingdom.
1. Chapel Street, London
Chapel Street is a British design brand that provides an antidote to throw-away culture by manufacturing only bespoke items to the high standards. They use up to date design techniques and and excellent craftsmanship on all their handmade products. They only use materials of the highest quality and pride themselves on their after sales service. Their luxury British furniture range includes living room and bedroom furniture such as beds, cabinetry and armchairs. To find out more, visit www.chapelstreet.com where you can discover more of their modern designs and new ideas.
Together Loom have over 40 years of experience in the furniture design industry and the luxury British brands main focus is on a standard range of furniture that allows the client to select the materials, colour and finish, making it the next best thing to fully bespoke. Based close to Bristol, Loom’s in-house skilled fabricators, cabinetmakers and manufacturing team work alongside specialist engineers, finishers and craftsmen to produce furniture which is simple in construction, beautifully proportioned and perfectly finished. As one of the UK’s top luxury brands, Find out more at www.loomfurniture.co.uk.
3. Gerard Lewis Designs, Essex
Gerard Lewis Designs is a family business made up of a husband-and-wife team who design and make beautiful contemporary furniture on an island off the east coast of England. Their ethos is to design high quality furniture for people who love their homes and who want a superior product, along with innovative design and pieces that will stand the test of time. They fly the flag for British manufacturing which helps to keep the UK furniture industry alive in this country. They offer a range of bespoke and readymade luxury British living room and bedroom furniture. Find out more at www.gerardlewisdesigns.com.
4. David Linley, London
Founded by David Linley in 1985, Linley has a world-renowned reputation for fusing striking design with exemplary craftsmanship to create statement pieces. Though it began modestly, it created an immediate stir, not least because David Linley (David Snowdon) was the son of Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II) and celebrated photographer, Lord Snowdon. Larger than some of our other chosen companies, David Linley is one of the best luxury furniture brands and sells online as well as from its flagship store in London. Find out more about the traditional designs and edgy pieces at www.davidlinley.com.
5. Ochre luxury British furniture brand, London
Ochre’s motto is ‘discreet glamour’. This luxury British furniture brand was founded in 1996 by British designers Joanna Bibby and Harriet Maxwell Macdonald, who shared an aesthetic for the beauty of the understated. Solenne de la Fouchardière became the third partner and fellow designer four years later. They specialise in key pieces of living room furniture and offer a bespoke service as well as off-the-shelf for those special pieces of furniture. Find out more about their collectable pieces and customer service at www.ochre.net.
6. Tetrad, Preston
Founded in 1968, Tetrad is possibly one of the UK’s finest British luxury furniture design upholstery brands. Its reputation was built on the manufacture of premium seating using hardwood frames, natural materials and top quality fabrics, using time-honoured techniques. They use Harris Tweed in a wide range of furniture, showcasing the heritage of British industry and tradition. You can now choose from a range of sofas, armchairs and sofa beds, customised to your specifications. Find out more about the new looks and traditional classics at www.tetrad.co.uk.
7. Catchpole & Rye, Kent
Catchpole & Rye specialise in luxury bathroom furniture. including stunning cast iron and copper bateau baths in a range of finishes that both interior designers and home owners love. Every item is designed and made with precision by skilled craftsmen at their foundry in Kent. They also offer a range of bathroom accessories and unique designs including shelves, towel rails and soap baskets. Find out more at www.catchpoleandrye.com.
8. Beaumont & Fletcher, London
Beaumont & Fletcher provide the interior design industry with a source of beautifully designed textiles, furniture and accessories, creating a truly individual style in a highly competitive industry. They also retail directly. All of their sofas, chairs and furniture pieces are meticulously handmade and can be crafted in any size or colour combination. They also have a range of tables, fabric, lights and mirrors. Find out more about their dining room furniture and contemporary designs at www.beaumontandfletcher.com.
9. Katie Walker Furniture, West Sussex
A tiny, independent business, Katie Walker Furniture is owned and run by the eponymous Katie who has a background in fine art and loves to design furniture that has a timeless and iconic aesthetic. Each of the beautiful pieces in her collection is designed to raise a smile and bring pleasure to the end user. By crafting and marrying form and tension, she aims to produce sculptural and user friendly furniture that can be enjoyed and handed down the generations. Her collection includes a range of chairs and tables, each made individually to order. Find out more about this British luxury furniture design at www.katiewalkerfurniture.com.
10. Twisted Loom luxury British Furniture brand, Manchester
Twisted Loom is a luxury British furniture brand with a focus on sustainability and environmental design. They support local manufacturers and suppliers, using beautiful wools from one of the UK’s oldest mills nestled in Yorkshire as well as their own fabric which is designed in-house and printed locally. Meticulous attention is paid to their choice of wood, which is also locally sourced and FSC certified, and the legs and lamps are handmade in-house as well. Find out more and shop their collection of lighting and home accessories made from luxury materials at www.twistedloom.co.uk.
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