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The British Design House is a celebration of Great British Design.

A collaboration of Britain’s leading designers, that have been carefully curated to give connoisseurs of luxury a taste of the innovative and quality products that have been designed, and hand crafted by these creative icons.

Each of the brands within The British Design House brings their own individual element to the house. Read more about each brand in our digital British Design House Brochure.

The British Design House was never made to be a ‘show home’; it was created to give you an experience that a picture cannot. To give you a true experience of what the amalgamation of these creative forms feel like. From the unique fabrics and marbles that are sourced from all over the world, the finesse in the finishes and the shaping and bending of the metals. The discreet lighting that creates the most perfect ambience. It is the best of British craftsmanship brought to you… right here in the Middle East.

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Brands at British Design House

  • John Cullen Lighting

    For over 40 years John Cullen Lighting have been responsible for delivering some of the world’s most outstanding residential & hospitality lighting schemes. From beautiful residential and hospitality projects to the most flamboyant of superyachts, our team of lighting experts will deliver a bespoke end to end solution specifically for your project.

    The Company operates from some of the world’s most important design hubs with offices in London, Paris, Dubai and Mumbai; allowing us to deliver the most complex projects in some of the world’s most remote locations. Our teams of lighting experts are employed from a host of creative backgrounds including the Arts, Interior Design, Architecture, Entertainment & Film to bring the very highest level of creativity to each project.

    We are proud of our British design heritage which can be seen in our range of discreet, high quality lighting products that are 100% designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom to ensure our schemes are delivered with the very best light quality available whilst supporting British manufacturing.

  • Tom Faulkner

    Tom Faulkner has been designing and making exquisite and distinctive furniture and accessories for over 25 years. Almost every piece is handmade in Wiltshire, and Tom’s signature qualities are clean lines, simplicity and beautiful materials.  Loved by private clients and professional interior designers alike, Tom’s show-stopping furniture is equally at home in contemporary and traditional settings. The firm is celebrated for its faultless standards of quality and exceptional service, as well as being able to produce bespoke custom made pieces.

    The hallmarks of Tom Faulkner furniture include strong silhouettes, recurring motifs and finishes that bring out the beauty of the underlying materials. These features, in combination with Tom’s fascination with classical geometry, give the pieces a timeless, elemental quality.

  • Porta Romana

    Porta Romana began life in 1988 in a tiny London workshop. From the beginning, the ambition was to create beautiful and inspiring pieces that would be loved. Good fortune came in finding skilled British craftspeople to create those quirky and original designs. The Porta Romana style and design language has continuously evolved over the following quarter century to become a leading global brand, and a critical ingredient in the world’s most beautiful houses, yachts, hotels and movie sets.

    We still work with many of our original artisans, and continue to seek out the next artistic talent, to help breathe fresh life into our collections. From sculptors to ceramicists, from lacquering to glazing, every expert hand and eye is focused on the crafting of something beautiful and enduring. That is our belief, and the hallmark of each unique Porta Romana piece.

  • Tala

    Tala is an award-winning lighting brand, founded on the premise that good design can help mitigate climate change. From our London-based studio, we explore the tension between sustainability, technology and design through our wide-ranging collections. We believe that beautiful objects and efficient technology belong together. Our in-house research & development team and engineering lab combine the best of British design with superior components.

    We select methods and materials on their environmental impact, and remain committed to reducing carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Today, at Tala we design and supply a wide variety of lighting products. From the functional to the decorative, our LED lights illuminate the interiors of residential homes, offices, designer studios, stores, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Our full range can be found at some of the finest showrooms and boutiques around the world.

  • Posh

    Established in 2015 in London by interiors expert Sarah Ward, Posh Trading Company is the result of a lifelong passion for pristine interiors and products with personality. Sarah has been in the Interior Design industry for over 30 years, and her penchant for bespoke and unusual led her to found Posh Trading Company, a family business in London, England. Employing a dedicated team with big plans to grow a catalogue of luxurious tableware accessories and gifts, they are devoted to offering discerning buyers beautifully designed products bursting with style, elegance, and personality. The collections are ideal for those with a passion for boutique, bespoke items that emanate charm.

    Specialising in elegant essentials for divine dining experiences as well as prestige pieces for the bathroom, the brand brings beauty to the abode. The range includes the stunning and unique Matbox, which is an exquisite set of two serving mats, eight placemats and eight double coasters for your wine and water glass. Housed in either a silver leaf lacquered box or crystal-clear acrylic box that effortlessly displays its jewel-like contents, Matbox is the ultimate finishing detail for your table setting—and a stunning centrepiece for your home.

  • Loomah

    Loomah specialise in the design and supply of luxury bespoke handmade carpets and rugs.

    We do not have a set look or style, all of our carpets and rugs are custom made to order to the exact specifications of each individual customer. Loomah have established an eclectic portfolio of both modern and traditional designs, but it is our personal design service that allows our clients to create something completely unique.

    No matter the size or scope of a project, we offer a complete bespoke design service with a distinct focus on a unique and personal customer experience.

    All our custom made carpets are designed by our in-house design team in our London showroom and expertly hand tufted to the most exacting standards by highly skilled craftsmen. The possibilities are endless due to the sheer diversity of material, colours and shapes available.

  • David Harber

    For outstanding addresses around the world, British company David Harber creates original and enduring sculptures, sundials and water features that are designed to delight and enchant, as well as meeting the each customer’s unique requirements. Its strengths lie in the excellence of British design and manufacture combined with its global reach and experience, as well as innovative craftsmanship and outstanding quality married with traditional techniques.

    All pieces are made on a commission basis to last, and become future heirlooms. Customers can choose from a selection of classic David Harber designs, while almost every piece can be customised to order. For those unique projects that demand as-yet unimagined creative solutions, bespoke options designed with David and his team are also available.

  • Julian Chichester

    Julian Chichester is primarily an individualist – a tastemaker rather than a follower – whose creative inspiration comes from classic English furniture-making, coupled with an admiration for innovation.

    As a manufacturer, the company has an international reputation for quality craftsmanship, an innovative approach to materials & are regularly introducing unusual finishes across their range. Julian Chichester also offers a bespoke services and manufacturing for Hospitality projects.


  • DKT

    DKT Artworks was established in 1979 by three arts graduates and today it represents a unique multidisciplinary team of 40 imaginative artists from over 15 countries, with studios in London and Prague, specialising in the design and production of high-end bespoke decorative finishes and site-specific artworks.

    The heart of DKT has always been the studios and its workforce the backbone of the company. By combining both dedication to traditional craftsmanship and desire to push creative boundaries, DKT have been able to work closely with their customers, allowing truly original ideas to flourish.

    DKT can work across a wide spectrum of styles, techniques and materials to provide innovative solutions and bespoke artworks on the widest range of projects and skills, including bas-reliefs, sculptures, hand-crafted mosaics, murals, trompe l’oeil, paint finishes and polished plasters, gilding, verre églomisé & antiqued mirrors.

  • Fromental

    Established in 2005 by Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes, Fromental specialises in hand-painted and embroidered wall coverings.

    Our breath of design combined with the interesting use of silk and paper for our wall coverings comes from a deep knowledge of the history of craft and industry which is at the heart of this totally design-led house. We strive for beauty and excellence in the design of all our products and projects, applying the highest standards of craftsmanship to create timeless decorative arts.

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