About Us

The Lacquer Company specialises in handmade lacquer furniture and accessories, bringing Vietnam’s ancient tradition of Son Mai lacquer to contemporary Western designs. Son Mai lacquer has been produced in Vietnam for centuries and is among the world’s finest. The Lacquer Company’s skilled craftsmen honour the Son Mai process through generations of experience. This means that every piece is truly unique, whilst upholding a commitment to the finest Son Mai lacquer. Founded in 2008 by James Lowther, The Lacquer Company started in New York with bespoke orders, followed by collections with renowned designers such as Miles Redd, Rita Konig, Steven Gambrel and Veere Grenney. In addition to the existing collections, The Lacquer Company specialises in bespoke colours, dimensions and entirely custom pieces. Although the focus is lacquer, they also work with many different wood and metal finishes.

How would you describe your style?

"Bringing the ancient craft of lacquer from the East to contemporary designs in the West, creating pieces with a clean modern sensibility that are equally at home in a city apartment, beach house or country house."

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"The Lacquer Company operates in London, New York and Saigon. Their products can be found in some of the most beautiful homes and hotels around the world including Chiltern Firehouse (London), San Vincente Bungalows (LA) and the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok."