Furniture
St James Interiors
Bespoke joinery based on heritage and craftmanship

Award-winning bespoke joinery business St James Interiors was set up in 2018 as a way for Pritesh Lad to share the expert knowledge and skills that have been handed down through three generations of craftsmen in his family. ‘St James Interiors stems from that idea of really taking the time to produce beautiful work,’ says Pritesh. ‘I want to pass on that legacy by infusing craftsmanship with modern technology to deliver timeless luxury furniture and interiors.’

 

Although only three years old, St James Interiors already has a reputable name within the industry. It is known for its impeccable knowledge, personal service and experience in designing and manufacturing bespoke joinery. His signature pieces – the ‘Vithal Jesse’ desk which is made from solid walnut with a criss-cross pattern cut on an angular curve, and the sculptural, black gunmetal ‘Dhan’ desk with brass inlays and double-ended walnut drawers  – were both designed to showcase the company’s joinery skill set.

 

The St James Interiors’ motto is to ‘see a world   where beauty and design enrich lives’, as well as to   inspire the next generation of craftsmen

The team is expanding and the company has invested heavily in its workshop in West London, which has some of the latest 5-Axis CNC machinery as well as dedicated spray rooms. It also has a commitment to sustainability which, on a practical level, means burning residue sawdust to create the heat that warms the factory, using an electric forklift and reusing off cuts of materials by creating smaller homewares such as chopping boards and coasters so that very little goes to waste. Clients are encouraged to visit the workshop, meet the team and learn more about how the company works. St James Interiors is also building on its established walnut with a criss-cross pattern cut on an angular curve, and the sculptural, black gunmetal ‘Dhan’ desk with brass inlays and double-ended walnut drawers  – were both designed to showcase the company’s joinery skill set.

 

St James Interiors is also building on its established relationships with interior designers and architects. Working collaboratively is important to Pritesh and he has partnered with designers, developers and private clients on all styles of projects. The company focuses on two key areas: manufacturing and designing bespoke interiors (such as kitchens, wardrobes and wine rooms) and highly crafted furniture tailored to individual requirements. Key to Pritesh’s values are honesty (‘we always give honest advice to a client, be it on material selection or design direction, because it’s all about building long-term connections’), creating original, high-quality work and sustainability.

The St James Interiors’ motto is to ‘see a world where beauty and design enrich lives’, as well as to inspire the next generation of craftsmen. Everything is bespoke, from the materials used to the size of a piece of furniture; detail is at the heart of every piece to ensure the absolute best finished product. The experienced workshop team has a can-do attitude, unafraid of pushing design boundaries, testing out-of-the-box ideas or experimenting with new ways to work with innovative materials and machinery.

 

Long-lasting relationships with clients, designers and architects – as well as a welcoming, friendly and down-to-earth approach – has enabled St James Interiors to navigate the pandemic and come out the other side of a tough year with renewed optimism. ‘We feel blessed and privileged as a company to have been nominated for another award later this year. It really is an honour that our hard work and originality are being recognised worldwide,’ says Pritesh. Already an exciting journey thus far, he is eager to see what the future brings, working with new designers and clients to create more impeccable joinery and furniture.

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