About Us

Founded in 2009 by Simon Stewart, Charles Burnand is an internationally renowned Design Gallery and Studio that develops and nurtures the very best European artisans, combining their skills in unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Heavily influenced by Mid-Century Modern Italian design, Charles Burnand creates lighting and furniture using Murano glass, straw marquetry, selenite, mica, hand silvering, cast bronze and shagreen.  In November 2018, the ICONs collection by Charles Burnand launched at Salon Art + Design, epitomising the creative abilities of the company.

What services do you provide?

Artwork, Cabinet Makers & Joiners, Decorative Finishes & Plasterwork, Furniture, Lighting

How would you describe your style?

Statement pieces defined by simple forms, finished with luxurious natural materials.

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

Described as the designer’s designer, Simon Stewart leads a team of makers and artisans who share his unswerving determination and vision to deliver exceptional pieces of world class standard. We will begin the process by working closely with you to refine the brief. This is best done face-to-face in our design studio where the full selection of our finishes is available. When we have agreed the details of the brief and budget, we move into the design phase. Our in-house design team will produce a series of sketches, for you to review along with samples of the materials and finishes. Following two revisions, technical drawings are produced with the workshop ready for production. Our main furniture workshop is based in East Sussex and is equipped with the latest high-tech machinery, along with employing traditional hand craftsmanship. All our glass is produced in Italy and visits to the workshops are most welcome. Since many of our pieces are shipped internationally we offer worldwide standard and white glove services, depending on your needs. If professional installation is required, we coordinate with our clients and trusted fine art shippers and handlers to ensure perfect placement of our world class creations.

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