One of the most important things to consider when designing your interior is how you want your space to feel. Whether a quiet moment alone, relaxing together with loved ones, or the unbridled joy of life’s celebrations, Timothy Oulton’s use of beautiful materials, finishes, forms and craftsmanship techniques connect deeply through the senses and through stories of meaning.
Having begun his career in the antiques industry, Tim Oulton launched his furniture company in 2008, marrying his love of traditional handcraftsmanship and timeless design with a creative quest for innovation. Materials are always the starting point for every new design and the team scours the globe in search of new and authentic materials. Aniline leathers are brought in from Brazil and Argentina, sheepskin from New Zealand, marble from Italy, rock crystal from Madagascar, and century-old reclaimed timber from England.
“We’re not purely a design company per se”, explains creative director Oliver Oulton. “It’s more than that, it’s about the craftsmanship, the materials, the story. We feel a material in our hands first and the shape comes later.” Every Timothy Oulton piece is meticulously made by hand using time-honoured techniques such as hand-carving, traditional joinery and hand-tufting.
The company is renowned for its signature aniline-dyed leathers, which undergo several stages of complex hand-finishing to achieve their distinctive look and hand-feel. Only a select group of tanners are skilled and experienced enough to apply the centuries-old techniques.
This exceptional craftsmanship is exemplified in the Westminster sofa, a classic chesterfield remastered for the modern day in an exciting range of hand-distressed leathers and exotic velvets. For the ultimate bliss-out, the Noble Souls modular sofa collection offers disarming comfort and softness, filled with the purest of goose down feathers and swathed in organic vegetable-dyed linens in a range of shades.
To experience Timothy Oulton’s character-filled furniture, lighting, and home accessories, visit its London galleries and experience a world of comfort, creativity, and personality-rich design. Discover more at the flagship gallery on the King’s Road, or visit the brand’s other London locations on Tottenham Court Road or Liverpool Street.