Design is much more than form, function and material possession; it enriches our lives and satisfies our souls. It surrounds us in a subtle and comforting way and provides a welcome haven from the pressures of everyday life.
This website celebrates this ideal and showcases design from the 20th and 21st century. Whether you love vintage, mid century modern, retro or contemporary design we have something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking to invest in iconic furniture or want to be inspired by something new, we’ll do our best to turn your head. We aim to complete the circle from the past to the present, and this highlights how enduring design and contemporary form can co-exist happily side by side.
Cherished Designs is the culmination of my lifetime of collecting high end Art and Design and from the last 12 years of working with discerning private clients and interior designers to create a new online presence. I'm passionate about beautiful objects and from whatever decade or century; from the 19th through to the 21st, but with an emphasis on Mid-century and 20th Century Art and Design.
Having also designed, curated and launched the ARC Eclectic design show in London in June 2017 and and Rewind Design Events in July 2017 to further the cause of building the vintage marketplace I'm now concentrating full time on Cherished Designs. CD’s objective is to bring beautiful items into people’s homes; from classic to contemporary, and always with an emphasis on quality and customer service. Often unusual but always captivating, creative and compelling.
Ask about our free of charge procurement service
We have relationships with over 100 auction houses both in the UK and in Europe that we buy from on a regular basis as well as business relationships with in excess of 50 dealers that we regularly buy items from to meet our clients needs. In other words if you are looking for something specific there's a very good chance we can find it for you!
Naturally our website lists our current stock but we also have a Previous stock archive page that you can visit HERE to gain a broader understanding of the range of items we sell now and have sold in the past. This shows items we've sourced and sold over the last 6 months, so gives a current view of the styles, design and eras we have been active in.
In this way we work closely with Interior Designers and other design professionals, along with private buyers, to provide a free of charge procurement service to source a wide range of furniture, art and decorative accessories. If you are interested in using this service please get in touch via our contact page HERE and we'll do our utmost to help.
''We recently had the pleasure and good fortune to meet David of Cherished Designs, and visit his warehouse. However, ‘Warehouse’ really doesn’t do it justice - it is more like an Aladdin’s Cave full of wonders for anyone interested in 20th Century furniture and design. Clearly David is such a person, with an extensive knowledge and passion for his large collection, lovingly accrued and nurtured over many years.
He had laid out a beautiful presentation for us on our visit, so that we were able to examine and test out at first-hand, and explore at our will. Having seen a set of dining chairs and table on-line, the visit enabled us to confirm our initial response to the furniture, and we were able to conclude our purchase in very amiable and fascinating surroundings over a cup of coffee.
David very kindly offered to deliver the furniture to us at a mutually agreeable date. When it duly arrived, all very professionally wrapped and protected against any possible damage, David helped place it in-situ so that we could all agree we had indeed made exactly the right choice.
A truly bespoke service, and one we would highly recommend to anybody looking for excellent quality, and often quite unique, 20th Century gems.''
David B, London, England.
'Simplicity is the ultimate