Our story so far...

Our story so far...

Posted by Jack Pearce on

Newcastle Furniture Company was established by two designer-craftsmen, Jeremy Pearce – a Furniture Design graduate and Tony Raven, a cabinetmaker. With their roots already firmly embedded in traditional English country furniture making they also had a fascination with 19th century east coast American Shaker design, as well as being influenced by contemporary 20th century Scandinavian and Italian designers. 

Initially the company simply produced high craft one-off commissioned pieces for dining rooms and living rooms with an occasional kitchen or bedroom. The ratio of freestanding pieces to fitted furniture has since changed considerably, with most of our production at the workshops now fitted.  

Left is an original drawing of a dresser from 1979 and right is a dresser from our current range of furniture

Despite the growth of the company, we have retained our original ideals of quality, attention to detail and personal service. Our reputation for functional, understated and straight-forward design is now firmly established. Not constrained by pre-determined ‘ranges' we look for appropriate solutions to your needs, in your space. 

Our team of highly skilled cabinetmakers, wood-machinists and polishers have been producing the highest quality made-to-measure furniture in our Tyneside workshops using time-honoured handwork methods alongside modern wood machining and spray-shop finishing processes for four decades. Since the founders of the company have remained within in the business to this day, the same standard, ethos and commitment to producing some of the best made furniture available has never changed. 

When it comes to planning your project, our experienced designers will help you make the right choice through their firm understanding of space, attention to detail and vast knowledge of materials, colour and appliances.  

Installing furniture in our clients’ homes across the UK and abroad is equally important to us as good design and expert craftsmanship. We have been fitting furniture in clients’ homes for so long now we think that we have learnt a bit. Our careful and friendly installation managers, designers, fitters, worktop fabricators and hand-painters have so much experience and work with our clients, their architects and builders to make the whole process run smoothly right through to the end.

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