Since it was founded more than 40 years ago, the Clive Christian Furniture Co has garnered a global reputation for its ultra-luxurious kitchens and bespoke fitted cabinetry. Now under the stewardship of owners David and Heather Dare, the company is once again at the forefront of British manufacturing as it continues to apply the same exacting design principles used in its kitchens to other spaces across the home, including dressing rooms, studies, libraries and bars (of which there has been an increase in enquiries post-lockdown). With showrooms across the UK, US, Europe and now Asia (the company opened in Vietnam earlier this year), Clive Christian Furniture has an impressive international presence yet still remains a valued part of the local Lancashire community, offering apprenticeships in the workshop and investing in skilled craftspeople who wish to keep the tradition of cabinetmaking alive.
Sketched concepts are transformed into technical product designs, uniting beauty and functionality in harmony with the world’s finest materials
The brand has an exceptional collection of kitchens and finishes, which, thanks to its honed network of trusted British suppliers, can be further customised to suit a client’s requirements – whether one wants to integrate a personalised marquetry symbol of meaning, a one-off glass feature or technology that will streamline the running of the home. From the very first pencil sketch, each component is carefully considered to deliver a one-of-a- kind scheme, wholly bespoke to taste and space. Sketched concepts are transformed into technical product designs, uniting beauty and functionality in harmony with the world’s finest materials.
This autumn, Clive Christian Furniture Co is set to announce new brand alliances with Hatchards, London’s oldest bookseller, and Champagne Louis Roederer. Through these two partnerships, the company’s clients will benefit from library curation and rare book collection, as well as cellar services and champagne procurement. To celebrate the collaboration with Hatchards, the ‘ultimate Zoom backdrop’ will be released, which sees some 300 books, cherry-picked by Hatchards, adorn a Clive Christian Furniture bookshelf – perfect for those keen to keep colleagues and friends engaged during virtual, onscreen chats.
Lifestyle supplier Glancy Fawcett’s Manchester showroom, it consists of a meeting room, dining area and relaxation space, and will be furnished with a Clive Christian bar, cabinetry and pieces from the brand’s Flare collection.
Also set to be unveiled imminently is the Clive Christian x Glancy Fawcett Client Lounge. In response to a growing number of multi- generation families living together under one roof, the company has seen a rise in requests for more fragmented, flexible living spaces with a dual purpose. Once again home entertaining, dinner parties and the idea of the kitchen as a hub is on trend and having a showpiece space that is both functional and almost art-like in design and finish, is back. 2021 and beyond will see new launches and further extension of the Clive Christian Furniture portfolio, all aimed at an audience looking for future-proof, detail-oriented, imaginative designs that truly elevate a space.
Clive Christian Furniture Co St Germain Street, Bolton, BL4 7BG +44 (0)1204 702200
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