‘I come from three generations of craftsmen; A bespoke joinery design company based on heritage and craftsmanship; my grandfather, father and now me. St James Interiors stems from years of handed- down knowledge and skills, that idea of really taking the time to produce beautiful work,’ explains Pritesh Lad, who founded his bespoke joinery and furniture company back in 2018. ‘I want to pass on that legacy by infusing craftsmanship with modern technology to deliver timeless luxury furniture and interiors.’
Everything is bespoke, from the materials used to the size of a piece of furniture; detail is at the heart of every piece
The company has already begun to build strong relationships with interior designers and architects as they discover the northwest London showroom and capabilities of the workshop. Working collaboratively is important to Pritesh and he has partnered with designers, developers and private clients on all styles of project, including American architect and designer Dara Huang and Bentley, creating a bespoke table for the car manufacturer’s Mayfair boardroom that incorporates its signature Mulliner stitching pattern into the design.
St James Interiors 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. As well as producing pieces that will last for life, this also means, on a practical level, using only FSC- sourced timber, heating the workshop with sawdust and creating smaller homewares such as chopping boards and coasters from off-cuts so that very little goes to waste.
Following on from their success (including an influx of enquiries from clients in the US), Pritesh is designing his own line of furniture, which he is hoping to launch in early 2021. 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 (many of who knew Pritesh’s grandfather) 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. Already an exciting journey thus far, Pritesh 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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