• How To Have your Wooden Coffee Table Looking its Best

    If, like me, you have spent time choosing your wooden coffee table, you want to show it off at its best. How do you do that? If you put lots of reading material on your table then that is likely to distract people from the main purpose of a coffee table- to socialise. Do you really want someone looking at your copy of “101 Gangster Films To See Before You Die” for the next 30 minutes while everyone else is discussing how nice your oak, teak, walnut or ash coffee table looks? A chum of mine has a set of those fiendishly difficult metal puzzles and seems to have one out for each day of the week. But again, it’s a distraction from social intercourse and unless everyone joins in it’s a dead-end. more...

  • How to Arrange your Large Dining Table

    Just as for most people, the bed is the main piece of furniture in the bedroom; the dining table is the centre and chief focus of the dining room. Even when not in use, a wooden one-piece large dining table with matching chairs is an imposing if not arresting sight. It should be treated with respect and given its own space, not shoved up against a wall, in my view. It should dominate the dining room with its imposing presence, and that’s why I would always splash out as much as I could afford on a quality wooden large dining table. It should last you a lifetime. And if you have to downsize in later life- give it to one of your children so that it may grace their home- a regular family heirloom!


  • Who's afraid of colour?

    Could it be that the British are shaking off their famous chromophobia? As a nation stereotypically characterised as being terrified of colour you might expect our dining rooms to be dull monochrome spaces with matching dining sets doing their best to evade notice in the darkest stains we can find. If the success of our new Spectrum range is anything to go by this couldn't be further from the truth. more...

  • How to Prepare for and Position your Extendable Dining Table

    I came across a certain degree of snobbishness when discussing extendable dining tables. There’s a long standing view that a dining table should be large, solid, and fixed to the same spot in the dining room (or whatever room you eat in) all the time- as a sort of statement that this is where we/I/the family eat. That may be, but when there’s just you at the table, or maybe just one or two others, it’s not a great use of space is it? If you are lucky enough to have sufficient rooms and sufficient space then by all means go for a non-extendable dining table. more...

  • Kingston furniture shops

    Kingston Upon Thames is one of the busiest shopping destinations outside of London city centre. It boasts every major high street brand available, whilst also providing a wide range of small independent businesses to cater for a shopper’s every need. Whether you want the latest fashion items, the most technically advanced sound system or quality [...]

  • Design Bar to launch during London Design Festival 2012

    Coinciding with London Design Festival 2012 (14th - 23rd September), we are proud to announce the launch of our Design Bar. A new concept in furniture retail and set to revolutionise the way people buy furniture, the Design Bar is a new studio and design space in Islington, North London, where members of the public, interior designers and architects come to explore furniture design in a relaxed and stimulating environment. more...

  • Don't call it recycled!

    This image shows the solid walnut posts as they arrive in our workshop. they are sourced from a wide area and all cutting, drying and processing is done in-house

    The raw timber, often first felled over a century ago, is cut and air dried before being kiln dried to the right humidity level for furniture construction

    We [...]

  • Drugeot Labo

    The super stylish Drugeot Labo is a must know brand of Atelier du Drugeot, a renowned manufacturer of high quality occasional designer furniture. The brand's production has been based in the Loire Valley in France for over 30 years, combining the best traditional cabinetmaking techniques with highly original contemporary wooden furniture design. This stunning shelving unit is, in our opinion, one of the finest examples of their work. Choose between coloured backings on the mini cubes (as seen here) or alternatively no backing at all, enabling the eye to see straight through. more...

  • Kolor Pendant Lighting

    Seperate shades. Seperate suspensions. Seperate bulbs. Our new Kolor Pendant Lighting is all about mixing and matching so you can create your very own lighting system. Go as colourful and vibrant as you like! more...

  • Graypants Scrap Lighting

    Our new Graypants lighting is a range of beautifully designed lamps made entirely from recycled Cardboard boxes. Each light is hand made and is completely unique. more...

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