About Us

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, founded in 1999 by John Hetherington and Ben Newman, Hetherington Newman has grown out of a shared passion and expertise for creating premium quality, truly bespoke furniture, and architectural joinery. Inspired by the beauty and precision of historical detail and experienced in working with a wide range of materials and techniques, Hetherington Newman’s ethos is rooted in the belief that the products must stand the test of time, both structurally and aesthetically.

Working closely with private clients, Architects and Interior Designers, the design teams in the Holland Park, London, and Knutsford showrooms, have the creativity and expertise to translate their ideas into successful projects. When creating beautiful, practical, and lasting solutions, a sound knowledge of, and respect for materials, proportions and functionality are key, along with a fastidious attention to detail. A combination of hand sketches and CAD technology produces drawings and imagery for clients to gain a clear visual understanding of our proposals for their project

What services do you provide?

Bespoke Furniture & Storage Solutions, Kitchens, Specialist Architectural Joinery, e.g. staircases, wall panelling

How would you describe your style?

"Truly bespoke from contemporary minimalist to more traditional classic but always with refined detailing and proportions."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"A kitchen designed for an open plan living space in an Edwardian family home in Cheshire where we introduced an eclectic mix of materials to provide a variety of textures & finishes. Working with Zoe Fernyhough of Artisan Interiors who designed the whole house, our team developed the scheme with a refined industrial vibe that is echoed throughout the space with clean lines & natural materials.

The oak doors and framework were heavily wire-brushed and treated with a dark stain to add warmth and a 'raw' texture to contrast with the smooth finish of the stainless-steel appliances and the brass grip rail and bar top. Wall cabinets above have steel tube and mesh doors with brass hinges and detailing giving a subtly defused view of the crockery stored within them.

 A generous double sink on the rear wall is undermounted below the concrete effect quartz worktop with plenty of space for preparation and draining either side. An antiqued mirrored backsplash reflects the natural light and enhances the feeling of spaciousness.

For the separate boot room and utility just off the living space, a darker stain was used for the simple flat panelled oak doors with practical long handles in brass.

To continue the theme into the dining area we designed and made a marble topped sideboard to match the kitchen wall cabinets.

The client was delighted with the project and explains how she found working with Hetherington Newman: 'I really liked their approach…they came up with something unique for us, I’d never seen a kitchen like it before. I love the dark wood and the many different textures and finishes but it still looks so sleek’"

Banner and Image 1 and 5: Darren Chung; + Images 2-4 and 6-8: Adrian Lambert