It’s all unexpected contrasts and unusual materials at Timothy Oulton. Known for colliding a vintage aesthetic with a subversive modern energy, Timothy Oulton’s distinctive furniture and homeware collections embody an authentic design vision that combines quality and craftsmanship with a personal, confident eclecticism.
Originating in 1976 with a small family-run antique shop in Manchester, Timothy Oulton has grown into a company that boasts 50 furniture galleries worldwide from New York to Hong Kong to London, with an award-winning flagship in Chelsea. Encompassing sofas, furniture, beds, lighting, and even spaceships, everything in the collection is made by hand using pure materials such as hand-finished leathers and reclaimed timbers, imbued with warmth, character, and soul.The brand is known for its unique proprietary leathers such as Buck’d N Brok’n, a heavily distressed finish inspired by a pair of vintage cowboy chaps, showcased on the Saddle Chair. Other natural materials include veg-dyed linens, marble, metals, century-old reclaimed timber and ancient rock crystal. Materials are often contrasted: the Gyro Crystal chandelier juxtaposes traditional crystal with rusted steel spheres for a modern, industrial take on bygone glamour.Winner of the Luxury Briefing Inspiring Creative Design Award for its “outrageously original approach to retail”, Timothy Oulton’s flagship gallery at Bluebird in Chelsea offers an immersive feast for the senses. Alongside iconic furniture designs, you’ll find a giant fishtank housing a Yellow Submarine, and a talismanic 1.7-tonne rock crystal, millions of years old. There’s also Apollo, a custom-designed ‘spaceship’ with a tufted leather interior modelled on the original Apollo 11 lunar module, where customers can sit and enjoy a glass of champagne.The brand has also expanded into hospitality with the opening of The Chelsea Pig restaurant and pub behind the King’s Road, The Bearded Rose restaurant in Barbados, The Sark Kahvesi café in Istanbul and a luxury Turkish gullet called My Lover. Discover more and explore the full collection at Timothy Oulton’s London galleries.
350 King’s Road, SW3
200 Tottenham Court Road W1
100 Liverpool Street EC2M