Furniture
Neatsmith
Crafting made-to-measure wardrobes and custom furniture

A family business launched in 2005, Neatsmith is run by Andrew Nagel and his two sons, Philipp and Mathew, both of who had previously worked in hospitality. This prior experience played a significant role in defining the founding principles of the brand: to provide highquality, well-designed wardrobes with – crucially – the service to match. From its beginnings on a small industrial estate in London where the showroom was above the workshop, the company has since grown to an 80-strong team of dedicated designers, cabinet makers and highly-skilled fitters who continue to prioritise excellent craftsmanship and client service from start to finish.

 

Over the last 18 months, Neatsmith has seen more and more customers commissioning luxury walk-in wardrobes and dream dressing rooms, as the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.

The company has grown to an 80-strong team of dedicated designers, cabinet makers and highly- skilled fitters who prioritise craftsmanship and client service

‘At a time when unused areas of the home came into focus and spare rooms became very spare, our clients have decided to make the most of the space in their homes to create something special that they can enjoy spending time in every day,’ says Philipp of the past year and a half. ‘Whether it’s a wide landing space next to a bedroom that we could transform into a walk-thru wardrobe or a guest room that swapped a bed for an island unit, seating area and floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, each project transforms an underutilised space into something both useful and beautiful.’

 

This summer the business has added two new wardrobe designs to its roster: Laces, created as a bespoke piece for a client and now part of the Castille range, and Rattan, showcasing a beautiful material that is both on-trend and timeless. The Otto style options have also been extended. Launched last year in a walnut veneer with brass inlay, it is now available in all 13 of Neatsmith’s carefully curated lacquer colours. The brand also offers a bespoke colour-match service, both on the Otto collection and across a range of wardrobes to ensure that each design complements an interior scheme perfectly.

Sustainability also plays a large role in the manufacturing process at Neatsmith. Wooden panels come from a certified Forest Stewardship Council UK supplier, while at the production facility in north London the business has installed a pair of wood waste heaters that have reduced the amount going to landfill by over two tons each week (the heaters work all year round and are fully compliant with the clean air act). Any timber that isn’t burned in the workshop is recycled, and put back into the industry. But it’s not just through its manufacturing processes that Neatsmith is making a difference either: it’s in the process of electrifying its fleet of work vehicles – an important step in ensuring that it does all it can to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

While there is plenty of modernity and innovation implemented in its manufacturing processes, each of Neatsmith’s wardrobes are still made to the millimetre by hand, before being installed in your home by a highly-skilled Neatsmith fitter. Nothing the company makes is mass produced or pre-drilled, and no installations are ever subcontracted. These steps all live up to the original, unchanged principles of the brand, which were developed by the father and sons team over 15 years ago.

Neatsmith 544 King’s Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0UB +44 (0)800 195 6595

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