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About William Yeoward
William Yeoward is branded one of London’s leading creative forces, with a reputation as a style maker, retailer and designer of beautiful products for the home. He is known for his sophisticated, elegant and highly individual style. He is a man who cares very much and strives tirelessly to perfect his trade and approaches his business activities with passion and humour.
After school William embarked almost immediately on a career in interior design and retailing, opening his first store on the King’s Road, Chelsea in 1985.
“I realised very early on in my creative life that if I could not find what I wanted the best thing to do was to find someone to make it.” He has certainly fulfilled this philosophy in many areas of product he has created for the home. “It’s very important to work out what you are about and how you want to live before one even contemplates a house or the things that one needs to live in it comfortably ….comfort is the key to contentment and therefore good design must be practical, elegant and above all comfortable.”
At first his store on the King's Road 'Yeoward' showcased mainly antiques, objet and pieces that he had designed and commissioned for his numerous design projects. William’s store flourished while he added designs of bespoke and upholstered furniture, lighting, dinner services and crystal. “Crystal has always made me very excited and of all the things that I adore I think that crystal is the product that gives me most joy. I loved it and was determined that one day it would be recreated in the style of my favourite 18th and 19th century pieces. How this was to happen I simply did not know.”
William Yeoward met third generation crystal designer and maker Timothy Jenkins who immediately realised that they shared the same passions and aspirations and William Yeoward Crystal was born. The crystal was shown first in 1996 in London and was awarded ‘Best New Product’ by British, House & Garden Magazine. At the same time American Elle Décor magazine proudly announced that the collection epitomised the “zenith in crystal making.” William Yeoward Crystal has a showroom on Madison Avenue, New York, and was granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Supplier of Crystal Glass to HRH The Prince of Wales in January 2008.
William Yeoward fabric and wallpapers were added to the collection in 1998. These collections are distributed globally by Designers Guild. June 2003 saw a new showroom on the King's Road Chelsea, a few hundred yards from his original store. When working on this project it became obvious to William that he needed to make this 3000 square feet a home for the whole Yeoward brand. It is said that William has a true talent in knowing what people want. “It’s simple,” Yeoward says, “I just design what I would like to have in my home and fortunately there are other people who seem to like it too! Buying my work should bring long term pleasure not instant gratification and then years of disappointment!” William possesses a rare combination of a prolific creative talent coupled with a natural commercial flair and an enviable rapport with the press and design conscious clients alike.
William added rugs and cushions to his distribution line for the first time in 2012, and in 2014 '….collected Furniture’, an exceptional and expansive range of handmade furniture was brought to the market. William published his first book 'Perfect Tables’ in 2006. This was followed by 'William Yeoward on Entertaining’ and 'William Yeoward The Perfect Host’ both in 2008; 'William Yeoward at Home' in September 2010 and 'William Yeoward American Bar' in 2012. He has just completed his sixth book ‘Blue & White and other stories’, due to launch in Autumn 2017.
The Brand Founded in 1983 by William Yeoward, the WILLIAM YEOWARD Brand enjoys an enviable reputation for its innovation and faultless quality in concept, design and execution in product for the home.
A quiet understated good taste and sensitive understanding for its market the Brand has secured its place as a market leader in its field.
The Brand is perceived globally as "Modern British” and has gained an enviable reputation for exquisite craftsmanship combined with originality.
The William Yeoward stable includes furniture, upholstery, crystal, lighting, fabrics, wall coverings, rugs and home accessories, all these made to the very highest and exacting standards. While constantly honing its products and applying meticulous attention to detail the Brand produces products with a sense of purpose and personality that are the hallmarks of all William Yeoward designs.
William Yeoward products are sold globally and our clients include international interior designers, decorators and architects.
The William Yeoward philosophy has always been to ‘strive for excellence’ not only in design and production but most importantly in service.
The William Yeoward London Store is situated on the Kings Road in the heart of Chelsea and has become a ‘must visit’ global destination for designers, decorators and all those who appreciate excellent design, style and sophistication. ‘I felt it essential to create a home for the whole Yeoward brand under one roof and this 3000 square foot space has become exactly that - a showcase of my life’s work!’ – William Yeoward.
- • Furniture
- • Upholstery
- • Crystal
- • Fabrics and Wallcoverings
- • Rugs, Cushions and Home Accessories
- • Lighting
- • Ceramics and Glass
- • Tableware and Vases
- • Objet
- • Gift Vouchers
- • In-store Consultations and Home Visits
- • Interior Design and Personal Shopping Service
- • Experienced Interior Consultants
- • Made-to-Measure Curtains and Blinds
- • Made-to-Order Furniture
- • Wedding & Gift Lists
- • Gift Vouchers
Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Nearest tube station: Sloane Square (Circle & District)
or South Kensington (Circle, District & Piccadilly)