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Espresso Design was founded in 2006, and the first retail showroom opened on St John's Hill, South London in 2008, followed by a branch in Cape Town two years later.

In March 2016, during London Design Week, the company opened a flagship showroom in the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.  The new space was created primarily to showcase ranges from leading Italian furniture manufacturers Cesar, Aster and Euromobil, and top appliance brands Bora, Gaggenau, Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero. It was an instant hit, with the industrial-chic reclaimed metal and wood ‘Factory’ display quickly picking up a ‘best in show’ plaudit from Elle Decoration magazine.

Our designers constantly push design boundaries and by sourcing the latest products from manufacturers across Europe, we ensure clients always have access to the broadest range of materials, new design features and appliance technology. Our work regularly features in leading interiors magazines, such as Living Etc, Elle Decoration, House and Garden, EKBB, Grand Designs and House and Leisure.

In 2015 two UK development schemes featuring Espresso kitchens won major design awards. This was followed by the Liebherr Best Kitchen award in 2016.

New residential projects for 2017 include kitchens and furniture for clients throughout the UK as well as private homes in France, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa.

Our commercial team are pretty busy too, working on numerous projects in the capital, including ‘The Set’ a 19-unit redevelopment of a famous London film studio, a 60 unit luxury apartment project in South London and a further 37 units in Kingston.

To be the best in our industry, a company needs more than great products and design skills. We’re experts at dealing with the practicalities and logistics of delivering complicated projects, excellent value for money and brilliant customer service.

More than ten years after we started Espresso, we are still driven by the same objective: to deliver a truly customer focused approach to award-winning interior design. But don’t just take our word for it – have a look at our testimonials to see what our customers say.

Andrew Hamilton Barr and James Ramsay, Directors, Espresso Design