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A design lover’s guide to London

Forever championing human creativity

London-born furniture maker and designer, Tom Faulkner continues to draw endless inspiration from his home city, fuelling visions, while pushing the boundaries of his designs. Here, we uncover the locales that have profoundly influenced Tom’s work, shaping the core of his creations today.

Tom Faulkner’s collections are made by hand in his own workshop in Wiltshire by skilled and dedicated welders, finishers, painters, and cabinet makers; many of whom have worked with Tom for decades.

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Self-taught in metalwork, Tom spent 25 years honing his design practice and signature style, defined by clean lines, distinctive silhouettes, and the simplicity of metalwork.

‘When I’m not travelling for ideas, setting up shop overseas or holing up at my country haven, I spend most of my time in Notting Hill. This special place is never short of inspiration amidst its convivial, creative spirit.’

‘For the better part of 30 years, I’ve kept my showroom in Chelsea. It’s a neighbourhood that’s constantly informed my work and sensibility. The fabric of London offers a varied visual education - from the free-wheeling spirit of the King’s Road in the ‘60s, and the classically beautiful homes of Cheyne Walk, to the design-drenched legacy of the Pimlico Road. London is very much part and parcel of my personal and professional story.’

Tom’s top London picks

The Knightsbridge Hotel

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The Knightsbridge Hotel is a small yet impeccably designed boutique hotel crafted by Kit Kemp, celebrated for her signature blend of whimsy and sophistication. Its quintessentially British charm and homely atmosphere never fail to enchant me.

Hagen Espresso Bar

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A go-to coffee stop for my team, Hagen Espresso Bar is just a stone’s throw from my London showroom. They claim to serve the best coffee in town - and truthfully, that’s a fair assessment.

Rochelle Canteen

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Simplicity is key at Rochelle Canteen, a pared-back Shoreditch eatery run by the inimitable Margot Henderson. Creative flair flows throughout, from the flavourful food to the furnishings.

Studio West

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Studio West is a fantastic spot to discover new artistic talent, as well as revisit the work of more established names. It’s a true gem of the eternally eclectic Notting Hill landscape.

Hamiltons Gallery

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Hamiltons is a photography gallery showcasing the works of renowned artists you'd expect to find in a prestigious Mayfair art venue.

Peter Harrington

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The ideal place to get lost for an hour or two, Peter Harrington is a purveyor of rare books, offering highly collectable literary treasures at their Chelsea and Mayfair locations.


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