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 and dedication to original materials 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.
The very first shop on nearby Bourne Street is now HOWE Leather, Textiles & Wallpapers and stocks a beautiful range of traditional, naturally tanned leathers, unique printed and woven fabrics as well as antique hand-dyed linens, a range of wallpapers and printed textiles, all traditionally made in England.
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’.