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Ventura Design
An interior design company and manufacturer producing bespoke fine furniture made to last

Ireland’s leading interior design firm and bespoke furniture manufacturer, Ventura Design, was founded by Arlene McIntyre in 2005 after years spent working in the industry. The name nods to her sunny Californian heritage while the luxurious West Coast aesthetic is frequently mirrored in the company’s classic contemporary designs, which can be found in private residences, hotels and property developments across the globe.

 

First and foremost, Arlene believes that homes should be more than just comfortable and beautiful – they should be interesting and an extension of the owner’s personality, too. With her ability to map out a room and instinctively understand what should go where, it’s no surprise that she is a much sought-after interior designer with a growing list of celebrity clients, including Irish model Vogue Williams and television star Millie Mackintosh. She is also the talent behind the recent revamp at Luttrellstown Castle. But the skill of the Ventura Design team – a 50-strong group of exceptional artisans, craftsmen, dreamers and lateral thinkers – extends way beyond designing.

The luxurious West Coast aesthetic is frequently mirrored in the company’s classic contemporary designs, which can be found in private residences, hotels and property developments across the globe

The team travels the globe to source the finest pieces to sell. And the company has established a manufacturing facility that allows it to create unique pieces, often inspired by Italy; elements of Italian design can often be seen in Ventura’s bespoke product range, which is tailored to each client’s taste, from sumptuously upholstered dining chairs to skilfully carved headboards. Other products include cabinetry, soft furnishings and joinery that can be fully customised with coordinated finishes across the collection, as well as a vast number of accessories that are perfect for adding the finishing touch.

 

Best-selling furniture includes the Bentley sofa, a classic in its own right set on a wooden plinth combining angular, architectural lines with soft cushions and an elegant double row of piping on the arm. There’s also the striking Sullivan sideboard that comes in a wide choice of wood and metal finishes; the Conrad bed that marries a stylish design with handy storage for keeping clutter out of sight; and the retro Mia dining chair which provides support while still being a complete showstopper.

 

Arlene has also collaborated with Trinny Woodall, and Paul Costelloe on his first bespoke furniture range; stand out pieces from the latter include the Allyson dining table – an oval table that is flexible on seating numbers and makes for a sophisticated centrepiece to a room. Look out too for the new Luxe armchair launching at Focus, during London Design Festival in September.

The pandemic has not held Ventura Design back, with the company remaining operational throughout, delivering exceptional quality furniture to clients. In fact, demand has increased for luxurious and stylish homes with both functional and relaxing spaces. It is also continuing with its expansion plans for the UK and Europe, adding a new state-of-the-art showroom in Portugal later this year to its existing portfolio of showrooms in Dublin and London. Plans in the pipeline include, excitingly, a new six-part interior design-focused television series entitled Designed for Life that will be hosted by Arlene.

She and the team at Ventura Design don’t just create a concept: they also design, craft and fit, working tirelessly to ensure that the company’s bespoke products are exceptional and the finished look is exquisite.

Ventura Design 2nd Floor Design Centre East, 216 Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE +44 (0)20 3976 9448

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