DAVIDSON’s vision has always focused on being London’s leading luxury furniture brand. A privately owned family business, all its pieces, both freestanding and fitted, are handmade to the highest quality by skilled artisans. Dedication to British craftsmanship lies at the heart of its philosophy, combining classic elegance with the very latest in contemporary design, making DAVIDSON a leading player in today’s luxury furniture market.
Established in 1986 by Richard and Deirdre Davidson, the company draws on a fountain of knowledge and passion for design dating back to Richard’s early career as an antiques dealer. Surrounded by wonderful 18th century English furniture created by master cabinetmakers of the era, he learned what makes true quality.
The eldest daughter and Managing Director, Alexandra Davidson, now leads a passionate team with a company culture built on respect, strong communication and friendliness. Under her direction, and with her experience, passion and drive complemented by an intuitive grasp of aesthetics, DAVIDSON is the go-to destination for British luxury furniture. Alexandra sees DAVIDSON moving away from bespoke furniture in 2022, ‘concentrating on what we do best, which is designing beautiful furniture that can be customised to different size and finish options.’
Take the Wanderlust Collection of dining, breakfast and occasional tables, in twelve colours, three sizes and six shapes, some inspired by Art Deco, others with edgy, contemporary cool with stark, angular lines. Sales director and younger daughter Claudia Davidson notes, ‘Vibrant colours draw inspiration from iconic parts of the globe, which evoke strong reminiscences in our team. This fun collection was designed through lockdown so Wanderlust was relevant at the time since we were all unable to leave our home!’
DAVIDSON designs are timeless, transcending fashion trends, combining contemporary style and traditional techniques in a vision of low-key luxury.
Refined elegance wins over flashy opulence; understated sophistication over extravagance. Beautiful finishes range from hand-tinted sycamores, cool anegres to striking macassar ebony. Decades of experience and partnerships with superb craftsmen maintain impeccable standards, as well as preserving heritage techniques that might otherwise be neglected.
Whether it’s a beautiful bookcase designed to complement its freestanding desks, or a complete fitted library, DAVIDSON works with interior designers, architects, project managers and private clients to deliver flawless results. Commissions range from bars to drinks cabinets; bookcases to home offices; TV and media cabinets to home cinemas. For example, a full package of fitted and freestanding furniture may offer The Eclipse fitted home office all in complementing finishes or a luxury home bar with complementing dining table and chairs.
In 2021, DAVIDSON were proud to design three pieces for The House of Walpole, joining a range of the best possible brands in this showcase of British craftsmanship. As the official industry body for the British luxury sector, which is worth £48billion to the UK economy, Walpole’s mission is to promote, protect and develop luxury in the UK. Therefore, DAVIDSON is right where it belongs at the top end of luxury furniture.
Alexandra concludes, ‘This year sees the launch of our Buy Once campaign, urging people to invest in quality This is how we see the future of the luxury furniture market.’