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Live the Designer Way in the UK: Find stylish
furniture pieces from these top suppliers
Taking pride in your home is easy when your rooms are styled with
chic, sophisticated furnishings that lend your personal space a
distinguished touch. Although we often associate designer furniture
with the millionaire, mogul, and celebrity crowd, a trendy, upscale
interior doesn’t have to be beyond your reach.
Designer brands are offered by retailers all across the UK, with
elegant pieces to help you bring any design vision to life. You may
have to expand your budget a little for some designer finds, but you
can also stumble upon must-have items at clearance prices. Whether
you’re going for the classic, cultured look or planning an artistic,
modern refuge, the furniture of your dreams is waiting to be
transplanted from your imagination to your front door. To get a head
start on your search, check out five of the top designer furniture
sites offering the best in European design.
1. FCI – With showrooms in London, Middlesex, and Mumbai, FCI can
offer both efficient online/phone service or on-site assistance.
Beyond the basics, this retailer also carries office furniture,
decorative art, carpets and flooring, mood lighting, and a sizable
selection of clearance buys. FCI specializes in contemporary pieces
from popular European brands like Cierre, Calligaris, Hulsta, and
Foscarini that you can preview annually at Grand Designs Live. For
the reluctant customer, FCI can provide photorealistic
representations of your remodeled home before you spend a dime.
2. Encompass Furniture & Accessories – Encompass is ideal for the
avant-garde sculptural aesthetic, with imaginative designs for both
indoor and outdoor furniture. Buy online or visit the Hampshire
showroom for a look at unique designs with pronounced geometric and
artistic inspirations from brands like Hoet, Quodes, and Roel
Vandebeek. Encompass offers free delivery for most purchases and
issues a helpful newsletter with info on exhibitions and markdowns.
3. Made In Design – This online retailer featured in The Independent
houses a refreshing variety, from the zany and quirky to the
ultra-refined. Drawing from 700 designers, the site includes indoor
and outdoor furnishings, along with inventive hi-tech gadgets and
stylish accessories. In Made In Design’s newsletter you can learn
about new products, seasonal sales, and their premier brand of
4. Saw It First – This online dealer features furnishings for every
style, with a considerable focus on retro, contemporary, and
avant-garde. Saw It First gathers pieces from unforgettable
designers, such as Phillipe Starck, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der
Rohe, with items seen worldwide on shows like Big Brother. The site
offers free delivery and occasional sales, but the site’s real gem
is its extensive collection of hip, avant-garde seating.
5. Amode – Barely two years old, Amode has received excellent
reviews from The Independent, The Times, and InStyle magazine for
its refined European collections. Housing a majority of Italian
brands, such as Trivento, Domino, and Stella, Amode will appeal to
contemporary, rustic, and classic sensibilities. The site offers a
newsletter, fashionable design tips, and one of the best clearance
Before you make a hasty furniture update this year, make the choice
to pamper your home and do it the designer way!