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  • DAVID LINLEY

    "I was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by beautiful things. Instead of taking these for granted, I wanted to find out more about the making process, whether a vase, a car, a sculpture or indeed a piece of furniture." David Linley

  • DAVID LINLEY

    From an early age, David Linley's creative ability was nurtured by his parents who both encouraged his passion for making things. His talented father, the eminent photographer Lord Snowdon was particularly influential having himself trained as an architect and designed, amongst other things, the Aviary at London Zoo.

  • DAVID LINLEY

    David Linley went to Bedales School at the age of 13, which is where he developed an avid interest in wood-working. He went on to hone these skills at Parnham House School for Craftsmen in Wood in Dorset. On leaving he set up his own cabinet-making business, David Linley & Co. now simply known as LINLEY.

  • DAVID LINLEY

    "I was fortunate enough to be taught by the great furniture maker, John Makepeace. At Parnham he encouraged us beyond our comfort zones into the realms of excellence. Now, almost 30 years on, those principles are still with me." David Linley

  • DAVID LINLEY

    David founded his eponymous business in 1985 with the aim of designing and manufacturing furniture of the highest quality. To read more about the history of the company, please view the Heritage section of the website.

  • DAVID LINLEY

    Over the years David has worked closely with LINLEY designers and craftsmen to ensure that each piece has those quintessentially British characteristics of inventiveness, meticulous attention to detail, ingenuity, creative spirit, eccentricity, sophistication, wit and charm.

  • DAVID LINLEY

    David has written numerous books and has lectured around the world at prestigious venues such as the V&A Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Books written by David are available to buy online and include: 1993 - Classical Furniture, 1996 - Extraordinary Furniture, 2000 - Design and Detail in the Home and 2009 - Star Pieces.

  • DAVID LINLEY

    In 2006, David took up the position of Chairman of Christie's UK, in addition to his role as Chairman of LINLEY. In this role he is responsible for leading the Chairman's office in the United Kingdom, working with Christie's specialists on developing the business and client relationships both in the UK and internationally.