Furniture
Davidson
The purveyors of luxury free-standing furniture launch their Davidson Fitted range

For the past 30 years Davidson has built a reputation for crafting British-made bespoke free-standing furniture for many of the world’s leading interior designers and private clients, from Middle Eastern royalty to superyacht owners. Alongside the bespoke service, the company offers a collection of exquisite pieces, all of which can be customised to meet specific requirements. Now sister company Davidson Fitted is set to launch a new complementary range of fitted designs, including wardrobes, bookshelves, display cabinets, bar units and panelling – all reflecting the signature style – making Davidson one of the few to cater for all furniture needs at the very highest level. Davidson channels the modernist philosopy of ‘less is more’ in its designs: in other words, simple designs made to the finest quality.

 

Streamlined, elegant and unfussy, each piece takes in-house craftsmen 10-14 weeks to complete. Everything is handmade and requires multiple layers of lacquer to achieve a perfect finish. The company also regularly collaborates with leading names in interiors: at the end of last year it teamed up with interior design practice Taylor Howes on a stunning oval dining table that celebrates British craftsmanship, aptly named the Howes Table. This spring also sees a new partnership with interior designer Anna Standish. Using colourful timbers and beautiful materials, the collection combines Anna’s appreciation of 1970s American interiors with a contemporary feel that’s synonymous with Davidson.

Now sister company Davidson Fitted is set to launch a new complementary range of fitted designs – all reflecting the signature Davidson style

As part of Davidson Fitted, the company is once again working with interior designer, jewellery designer and talented photographer Broosk Saib – this time on a range of fitted cocktail bars and cabinets that taps into the current trend for entertaining at home. The team is excited about introducing interesting materials such as quartz into the collection, along with fine timbers and bronze detailing. Later this year Davidson will introduce a line of traditional pieces that celebrates the company’s heritage and harks back to its early Regency-style collections. These were originally inspired by founder Richard Davidson’s experience as an antiques dealer working at top auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

 

Over the years the style of Davidson furniture has grown organically, moving from a period of strong art deco influence through to referencing the 1940s and 1970s, before evolving into the more contemporary look that is associated with the company today. It is still very much a family business – the couple’s eldest daughter Alexandra is now managing director and their youngest daughter Claudia is marketing director – retaining the values it has had from the outset. ‘We stand for beautiful furniture, superb quality and the utmost attention to detail. That and an unforgettable customer experience from start to finish,’ says Claudia. ‘We pride ourselves on perfectly- proportioned furniture, made using the finest materials.’

 

Davidson 101 South Dome, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE +44 (0)7751 5537