Alexander Furnishings Heritage
Heritage, The Future & Family of Brands
Alexander Furnishings, Wigmore Street, Mayfair, London W1, is a well-loved, landmark historic London Brand, it was started back in 1946, by Mr Alexander, (must be the oldest curtain and furnishing brand in London, if not the country, how amazing is that!), over time developing an almost “National Treasure” status and reputation for the very best curtain and furnishings work, the old shop had something of an old world charm, like an extract from the film “My Fair Lady”, with rolls of exotic fabrics from all over the world on display, and antique tables piled high with unusual handmade braids and curtain trimmings, rare and specialist wallpapers and wall coverings, and poles, tracks & pelmets, you just can’t find anywhere else, a level of expertise and experience unparalleled, as a service, helping private homes, hotels, embassy’s and even Royal households, in London, around the country and abroad. From 2016 this iconic brand, associated works, products and ongoing client projects are continuing, supported as a branch under the umbrella of Alexander Interiors Ltd, and with our workrooms in London and Oxfordshire, and barn showroom, are just a phone call or inspirational measuring visit away.
Alexander Interiors Ltd is known for an understated international country house look, under the imaginative & creative direction of Alexander, since 2008 we have offered classical modern to timeless heritage work, our clients enjoy visiting our beautiful 200year old restored barn showroom between, Henley-on-Thames and Goring & Streatley, nestling in the scenic Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire. Our team were the curtain and furnishings making and fitting team behind the Le manoir aux quat seasons original interiors, and our fitting team worked on such projects as the French embassy in London, (hiring scaffolding to hang the curtains). Our team have worked for Harrods and international interior designers like Michael Priest, Christophe Gollut & Bill Bennetti. We have got a range of well thought through, experienced and workable solutions for most interiors, offering a very personal, added value service.
Alexander furniture – Bespoke Handmade English Furniture, Panelling, Bookcases, library’s, dining tables, Chairs, cabinets and freestanding kitchens, all designed and built by us in England. (in and around High Wycombe, and the Chiltern Hills, home of English furniture making), Clients include Harrods and leading antique dealers, and private residences, Along with our on-line collection of furniture, we also provide unique original designed one off pieces to our clients requirements.
Alexander Woollard – Having originally studied Interior Design at the Inchbald School of Design in London. I’ve always loved helping our clients, to create charming, warm, relaxed interiors, that gives an “International country house feel!”
Images and thoughts of the old Wigmore street shop
Fond Memories Of The Shop
Coming across this Alexander Furnishings shop really brings back memories. My mother used to be a seamstress/ tailor and she used to make dresses. I remember as a kid, I accompanied her on many occasions (in Hong Kong) to a fashion district to buy fabrics, sewing threads, zippers and other accessories etc. Mother and I would discuss and pick out patterns of fabrics and see what fabrics would match well with each other.
Alexander Furnishings is a shop of all kinds of soft furnishings including fabrics, wallpaper, trimmings, curtains, upholstery, cushions, sewing threads and accessories, tracks and poles.