It’s 1946 and the Second World War has just come to an end. But for two young RAF men, a new mission is about to take off. Charles Barker and Alex Stonehouse set about creating a furniture store aimed at delivering a little pizzazz to a weary post-war Britain.
NORTHERN ROOTS TO SOUTHERN COMFORT
Starting out in Stockton-On-Tees, the company soon opened a further store in Middlesbrough as it put down roots in and around the north-east. Newcastle followed and over the years new stores were established in Gateshead, Darlington, Hull, Knaresborough, Leeds and Nottingham. In 2013, a London store opening in Battersea signalled our debut down south, followed by Hove and Guildford in 2017. Outlets in Middlesbrough and York complete our current showroom line-up.