Having spent more than 20 years sourcing antique furniture, Richard Davidson’s move to furniture design was a natural progression. In 1986 he and his partner, Deirdre, launched DAVIDSON. With their eldest daughter, Alexandra, now Managing Director, joining the business in 2001, they opened their first store on Mayfair’s Mount Street before moving to the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
Stylistically, DAVIDSON furniture is very much contemporary with accents inspired from earlier periods of the last century. The signature look is elegant with clean lines, perfect proportions and finished to perfection, creating furniture that has timeless luxury appeal.
‘Our manufacturing has always been and will always be British,’ says Alexandra. ‘As one of the only luxury British furniture brands at the Design Centre in Chelsea, we are happy to differentiate ourselves from the largely Italian look that is prevalent in free-standing furniture. We continue to produce unique aesthetic in our designs that is contemporised through innovative materials, finish options and exquisite quality.’
DAVIDSON is proud to be very much a family business, with Richard and Deirdre’s second daughter Claudia joining the company in 2008 as Marketing Director and Alexandra’s husband, Matthew, joining ten years later as the company’s new Sales Director. With a positive track record of growth it is proud to have a clear strategy on where it is heading in the future. Last year saw the brand collaborate with Taylor Howes, a London-based luxury interior design practice, to design and launch a stunning new dining table, aptly named the Howes Table. Furthermore, it appointed a number of European agents and partner showrooms to expand client access to its beautiful designs outside London. As the brand’s reputation grows ever stronger in Europe, its attention now turns to partners in Russia, the Middle East, Far East and North America to accelerate international growth.
In Spring 2019 DAVIDSON will launch DAVIDSON Fitted, a collection of high-end fitted designs which will include a standard range of wardrobes, bookcases, display cabinets, bar units, shelving and panelling that can easily be tailored to clients’ needs and reflect the signature DAVIDSON style. For those that have or are looking to purchase pieces from DAVIDSON’s free-standing range, the new fitted designs will be the perfect complement.
Further collaborations next year with high-profile designers such as Broosk Saib, Anna Standish and Taylor Howes, whom they will launch a further collection with after the success of the Howes Table, promise to strengthen DAVIDSON’s reputation as one of the world’s most sought-after and respected British furniture designers.
This brand prides itself on delivering only the highest quality of design, materials and craftsmanship. With this core value in mind, every proud owner of a piece of DAVIDSON furniture will find a smart DAVIDSON plaque discreetly mounted out of sight as a stamp of the brands quality and promise to its clients.
DAVIDSON 101 DESIGN CENTRE, CHELSEA HARBOUR, LONDON, SW10 0XE
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