Wooden Beds and Natural Filled Mattresses
From 1979 until today our aims remain the same
QUALITY, SERVICE and VALUE
Hackney Road (1995)
Our current showrooms are located close to the City of London and are well served by public transport.
They are a stone’s throw from our Shoreditch workshops where we offer customers free car parking on weekdays.
We display twenty beds in various sizes and finishes, and our full range of mattresses is available for customers to sample.
Other local attractions include Columbia and Broadway Markets and the Geffrye Museum’s famous furniture exhibitions.
Grays Inn Road, Clerkenwell (1982).
Maintaining the local tradition
We moved our workshops to Shoreditch in the mid 1980’s when the area was still at the heart of London’s historic and flourishing furniture making industry.
For nearly two centuries numerous back street (sweatshops?) and factories had supplied many of the world’s most famous furniture stores. In those days there was still a thriving export market, and over 90% of furniture sold in Britain was produced in Britain.
On Sunday mornings the local manufacturers would pile their merchandise high on the pavements of Hackney Road, to be sold at ‘East End’ rather than ‘West End’ prices.
Today Shoreditch is famed for its many creative industries and is one of the most vibrant districts in London. The warehouses and workshops have given way to art galleries, nightclubs and restaurants, and its street markets still abound.
We welcome this trend whilst continuing to provide good quality, handmade furniture direct to the public at workshop prices.
Following in the footsteps of our predecessors, our beds and mattresses are taken to homes all over the world.
Camden Lock (1986)
The ‘Victorian style’ shop front in this photograph was built in our workshops by our own craftsmen.
Around this time we decided to start making mattresses. The local craft workshops which had formerly supplied us were fast disappearing in favour of much larger, volume manufacturers outside of London.
We took on extra staff and continued to provide the same traditional, handmade mattresses which remain virtually unchanged to this day.
Hackney Road, Shoreditch
Bed and breakfast? (1982)
After three years of working from a basement we acquired and restored a run down building in Clerkenwell which was our first showroom.
We made just one bed - the ever popular ‘Custom’. So to help pay the rent we opened a café at the rear.
As the bed range increased we were obliged to move the showroom to Camden Lock. (below)
Our café continued for twelve years before reverting back to a showroom for a further six.
We are a small manufacturer producing long lasting wooden beds and natural filled mattresses.
Our traditional, time proven methods ensure that they remain in good condition long after others fail.
We sell direct to the public and our comprehensive range is on display in our Shoreditch showroom.
7/9 Yorkton Street
London E2 8NH
020 7729 9448
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 5.45
Closed 1.00 — 2.00
Sat 9.30 – 12.45
Closed Bank Holidays
Outside of the congestion zone with free car park
Buses: 55, 48 & 26
pass our door
Liverpool Street Stn:
48 or 26 bus -
(10 mins ride)
Hoxton (7 mins walk), Cambridge Heath
(10 mins walk).
Old Street. 55 bus -
(10 mins ride),
(15 mins walk).
Its wise to try
before you buy!
281 Hackney Road
London E2 8NA
020 7739 3480
Mon — Fri 10.00 - 6.00
Sat 11.00 – 5.00
Sundays:Telephone only Closed Bank Holidays
Free parking. No congestion charge