There is an integrity that comes from connecting design and craftsmanship; designing and crafting things by hand with the utmost care. My primary objective is to have something genuine to offer. – Rupert Bevan
Rupert Bevan has worked with many of the most influential, inspirational and recognised names in interior design. From the beginnings of his career as gilder and restorer he has transformed his skills and experience into the foundation of a bespoke interiors company with a rich understanding of countless different styles, materials and finishes.
Everything by Rupert Bevan is made and finished in Britain and we place great importance on local manufacture. Our London showroom, in the recently established Queens Park Design District, contains examples of our fine furniture, a vast sample library of materials and finishes and a finishing studio where we are constantly developing new and exclusive finishes. Our design studio and workshops are in picturesque Shropshire, an ideal location for Britain’s craft traditions to continue to evolve and thrive.
At Rupert Bevan we employ traditional skills and techniques which have been handed down over the centuries to make exceptional items by some of the most talented and specialised craftspeople in the country. Reinterpretation and development of these traditional techniques allow us to create new finishes for the contemporary interior, whilst paying homage to the craft.
RB Designed is a collection of ready-to-order furniture, allowing customers to buy bespoke-quality pieces in a simple and cost effective way.
Each piece embodies the skill, craftsmanship, creativity and style of the Rupert Bevan studio. Designed to our exacting standards, created with artistry and built by expert craftsmen, everything was born from bespoke but is ready to order.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- Various different greens.
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- I am not a great hotel fan, but if i did, it would be Soho House Berlin. I have visited every single room as i worked in the hotel for 3 months with the very talented Nick Jones.
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- I simply cannot do without my iPhone, which i use to categorise my inspiration through photographs.
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- I go to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for inspiration in craft.
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- I recently went to 108 Garage in Notting Hill London. The food was beautifully done and delicious.
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- The Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- Friday evenings in the gym.
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- Antiques/Vintage market places in different countries.
- How do you keep it all together?
- I don't! (I make endless lists, nothing is safe in my brain, so i tend to keep a notebook on me at all times).
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- I like both. I love very tiny perfectly controlled knott gardens, but at the same time, having been educated at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, i cannot resist the 18th century gardens which are very much freestyle in my view.