About Us

Creating timeless, beautifully designed furniture is our passion. We believe in the excellence of British design and manufacturing, and that good quality furniture should be available to everyone.

We created Huckleberry to celebrate great British design, we believe in sustainability and a love of all things beautiful and useful. In an age where global mass-production has led to lower quality and indifferent design, we make considered and long-lasting furniture for now and future generations. As designers and creators, our ideas never stop flowing, and we delight in sharing and collaborating with others to create rooms that make the home a better place to live.

Distinctive Enduring Design: our influences come from classical and historic Georgian cabinetry with beautiful proportions – we love the ‘below stairs’ look and take inspiration from architecture, nature, art and history. The values of the Arts and Crafts movement inform our approach to design. 

Quality British Craftsmanship: our furniture is designed and made to last a lifetime. We are proud to be part of the British furniture industry by making all our furniture at specialist workshops in the south of England. Our cupboards are made from a range of materials including poplar, solid oak dovetail wooden drawers, soft close runners and solid brass butt hinges.

Longevity and Sustainability: making furniture in the UK that lasts many years, even generations, makes it more sustainable. Our timbers are FSC certified, we reduce our footprint wherever we can and take care to use products that are as eco-friendly as possible within the industry. Any wood waste is reused or recycled.

Matt and Claire Podesta are the founders and creative team behind Huckleberry, with over 20 years of experience in design and manufacture in the kitchen and furniture industry, and in-depth knowledge of cabinet making and furniture design. 

Our studio is in a barn near Thame, between the Chilterns and the Cotswolds, an area famous for its furniture and chair-making tradition. Working with private clients and design professionals, we design and make fitted and unfitted cabinetry and furniture for the whole house.

What services do you provide?

Bespoke Furniture & Storage Solutions, Kitchens, Outdoor Furniture, Ready to Buy Furniture

How would you describe your style?

"Inspired by Georgian sculleries and pantries, we create fitted and freestanding furniture, beautifully designed and made in Britain to last a lifetime."

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

"The Huckleberry Unfitted Collection is a family of freestanding kitchen furniture, inspired by Georgian sculleries and pantries.

Buy one or two pieces, or an entire kitchen – each piece can be purchased individually, and it may be that you already have a part-fitted kitchen but would like to include an island, a larder or more storage. You can add separate items, a statement piece for a pop of colour, without the hassle and expense of replacing the entire kitchen. And because you won't need a kitchen fitter, it's doubly cost-effective.

We can customise in widths and depths, if you would like us to create a piece unique to your requirements then we are more than happy to do so. We can also design and make other items – perhaps you need a table or specific cupboard – just let us know. Our furniture matches in spirit – not precise detail – this allows you the freedom to truly make it your own. It comes either primed or in your choice of colour – perfect to create maximum impact with bold accent colours if you wish.

Making furniture in the UK that lasts many years, even generations, makes it more sustainable. We make our furniture in the UK, using FSC sourced woods and computerised CNC technology to minimise wastage. Any wood waste is reused or recycled. Cupboards are made from poplar and moisture-resistant MDF with solid oak dovetail wooden drawers, soft close runners and solid brass butt hinges."