Award-winning bespoke joinery business St James Interiors was set up in 2018 as a way for Pritesh Lad to share the expert knowledge and skills that have been handed down through three generations of craftsmen in his family. ‘St James Interiors stems from that idea of really taking the time to produce beautiful work,’ says Pritesh. ‘I want to pass on that legacy by infusing craftsmanship with modern technology to deliver timeless luxury furniture and interiors.’
Although only three years old, St James Interiors already has a reputable name within the industry. It is known for its impeccable knowledge, personal service and experience in designing and manufacturing bespoke joinery. His signature pieces – the ‘Vithal Jesse’ desk which is made from solid walnut with a criss-cross pattern cut on an angular curve, and the sculptural, black gunmetal ‘Dhan’ desk with brass inlays and double-ended walnut drawers – were both designed to showcase the company’s joinery skill set.
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
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 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.
Long-lasting relationships with clients, designers and architects – as well as a welcoming, friendly and down-to-earth approach – has enabled St James Interiors to navigate the pandemic and come out the other side of a tough year with renewed optimism. ‘We feel blessed and privileged as a company to have been nominated for another award later this year. It really is an honour that our hard work and originality are being recognised worldwide,’ says Pritesh. Already an exciting journey thus far, he 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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