Christopher Howe has established a trusted reputation and over the years has furnished works for some of Britain’s most famous cultural institutions, such as The National Gallery, Sir John Soane Museum, Strawberry Hill & Hampton Court Palace.
From dealing antiques to creating his own designs, traditionally made bespoke furniture now makes up half the business where emphasis on craftsmanship has won Howe a dedicated following amongst the world’s best known interior designers.
Offering classic design, each piece is meticulously constructed and composed to bestow a very personal style. Howe works closely with clients to create tailor made pieces that only improve through their use and the passing of time. By placing the antiques alongside the ‘made by Howe’ pieces the range demonstrates both its reference point and inspiration. The old and the new interact naturally revealing the Howe aesthetic at its best.
Christopher retained his first shop which is now home to HOWE at 36 Bourne Street and is a stone’s throw away from the main Howe furniture showroom. There the small team sell a selection of new and vintage fabrics, natural vegetable tanned leathers and wallpapers, all specifically designed and sourced for use in interiors.
Today with an expanding team of 14 and a further 30 honed craftsmen working throughout Britain, Christopher Howe sees the business as a ‘creative community’.