I was fortunate to be given a Howard and Son’s sofa to restore very early on in my career. That sofa is the reason I am doing what I am doing today.
I remember the moment of discovery as I removed the threadbare fabric – the quality of the artistry and craftmanship that went into its design, manufacture and upholstery was astonishing. The highest quality materials still stood the test of time, as it was as comfortable to sit in as it ever had been.
It was then that I made a connection with the long-forgotten ‘philosophy’ of my predecessors – that art and craft in equal measure produces the finest furniture.