Our Story

We opened our first store in the summer of 2013 in Exeter, Devon. Our concept was design lead furniture and lighting with a particular eye for machine age and industrial design. We are a family run business whose members all grew up in Coventry and come from a family history of factory workers in both the car and aerospace industry around Coventry. 

 

Our first store, Exeter

After 3 successful years in our first location and due to the expansion of our web business we moved to our second location just up the road from the first. A former Morris car garage built in the 1930s it offered showroom space and was the perfect space for our next step.

Our second location, Exeter

After another 3 years of expansion from our Exeter base we had sadly outgrown our surroundings yet again and it was decided it was time for a move. This time it was decided we were going to move into something that would allow us to grow and be a HQ for many years to come. Unfortunately we soon realised there were very limited spaces available for the size and style we required in and around Exeter and we decided if the right space came up we would be willing to relocate for it, and it did...

In May 2019 work began on converting the 19th century England's Glory Match Factory into what would be our new HQ, complete with offices, multiple workshops and a large open plan showroom. 

Day 1 of the refurb, May 2019

The building of the new offices, June 2019

After 3 months of work our new HQ was complete and the showroom was opened to the public at the end of July 2019.

From our HQ we ship worldwide and work with domestic customers, Interior designers and retail clients, providing expertly sourced, curated & restored 19th & 20th century design. Some of our previous clients include...