About Us

Merchant & Found is one of the largest vintage furniture and lighting companies in Europe. The company carries large stocks of original vintage sourced by its team from the farthest corners of Europe. Merchant & Found work extensively with the interior design industry supplying worldwide to both private and commercial projects. The company is the largest stockist of original vintage chairs in Europe and are specialists in the hospitality sector.

As a team Merchant & Found have been lucky enough to work with some of the market leaders in the British homewares industry, Habitat, Conran and Pedlars amongst others. The team is passionate about original vintage covering thousands of miles on the hunt for the truly special, looking for good quality beautiful pieces that have a soul and are affordable. The team particularly look for pieces with a soft industrial heritage, mostly 20th century, built to last, by makers who are either still going or have sadly stopped producing, we love researching their history and keeping their stories alive.

Merchant & Found has its own specialist workshops and everything the team sells is serviced and refurbished by skilled craftspeople. The workshop team inspect every product and carry out any repairs needed to ensure that everything leaves Merchant & Found serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of their vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years, minimising restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

What services do you provide?

Vintage Furniture and Lighting

How would you describe your style?

"We are ‘Champions of the Forgotten Makers’, we celebrate the many incredible makers who helped furnish Europe at the boom of the Industrial Revolution right through to the 1950s. We sell vintage, not antiques. We love bentwood chairs whether it be by Thonet, Baumann or one of the other famous makers. We love big banks of drawers, haberdashery cabinets and original shopfit."

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

"We work extensively in the hospitality sector supplying large runs of original vintage chairs to hundreds of projects throughout the world from LA through to Paris. We are frequently given the initial design brief and source accordingly. We have supplied Flat Iron Restaurants, The Chelsea Hotel NY, Dunsmoor Restaurant LA, Sessions Arts Club, Gails The Bakers, Honest Burger and many more. Our workshop can modify and customise pieces as required."