ANDREW WEBB 1972-2015

With much sorrow, we report that Director and Share holder, Andrew Webb has passed away after a short battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, colleagues and clients.

With an abiding passion for his work, his ethos and vision inspired us all. He was a kind and caring man and our thoughts are with his family at this saddest of times.



Collier Webb are pleased to announce that they are moving their London Showroom and Office to 68 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8LS.

The new, larger gallery spread over five rooms will show our expanded collection of lighting and furniture and have a design studio space where clients can explore our specialised finishes and discuss their bespoke requirements. Drawing on an archive of iconic antique designs developed over forty years of custom manufacturing, Collier Webb handcrafts the finest quality lighting, furniture and hardware. Production is entirely by hand in our own factory and workshops in England giving complete control over design and quality.

From our gallery in London and foundry in Eastbourne, East Sussex we work with internationally recognised designers to produce unique furnishings of the highest quality. From December 15th, we warmly invite our new and existing clients to come and view our extensive collection at the new Pimlico Road gallery. Further details of our new designs can also be viewed here on our website.



Collier Webb is pleased to announce that we are now part of Design Destination at Chelsea Cross. Situated around the crossroads of Fulham Road and Old Church Street, Chelsea Cross is a close knit community of 24 specialist showrooms each offering their own brand of luxury. It is the essential place to visit for British and International Design and hosts an abundance of choice including bespoke furniture, lighting, 18th and 19th century antiques, art, upholstery, hand painted wallpaper, fabrics, carpets, silver and rare books. For more details, please visit the website:



Global luxury brand Belstaff recently invited motorcycle aficionado David Beckham to open their new flagship London store on New Bond Street, bringing the city to a standstill as the footballer posed in the street outside with an entourage of models sporting the latest in Belstaff branded leathers.

While its original façade has been retained, the interior structure of the building has been redesigned to reflect Belstaff’s unique heritage and contemporary luxuriance.

According to the principles of exquisite craftsmanship and fine materials of Manhattan-based design firm Studio Sofield, Collier Webb was commissioned to create a collection of bronze lanterns and plafonniers for the store’s ground floor. In design, these pieces are simple and elegant; in manufacture, masterpieces of execution.

Collier Webb handled additional components for the Belstaff London design, including a line of lamps from their catalogue range, as well as custom lighting and hardware elements. The Collier Webb foundry also cast two bronze name plaques that follow the contours of the columns flanking the boutique’s central entrance.



This year we were in attendance again with a stand that reflected our ethos and displayed a collection of custom made pieces. We also be previewed several exciting new products, freshly designed and now in the early stages of production at our foundry. This was  an exciting opportunity for a broader range of people to experience the look and appreciate the exceptional quality of the Collier Webb range in a vibrant and stress-free environment. Thanks to all clients, new and old who visited and stopped for a chat.



We are pleased to have just received these images from renowned British sculptor, Nigel Boonham who designed this ambo for the Church of Australia’s Chapel of St. Peter Chanel in Rome *. Working from his drawings and sculpted clay patterns, we cast and machined over 35 different pieces to create the 1.6 metre tall lectern which is topped by an ornamental rotating book stand.

The Ambo took about twelve months to plan, design and realize and it is likely that very few brass lecterns such as this, which is similar in mass and scale to the original mediaeval lecterns, have been cast in the last 300 years.

After researching ancient lecterns in English Cathedrals, some superb mouldings from the Lincoln Cathedral lectern of 1669 gave Nigel inspiration to create the pillar that holds aloft the bookstand of the ambo.

The Ambo of the Apostles was originally designed for St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney but a change of plan meant that the Rome project took precedence. The predominant, traditional form for a brass lectern is an eagle with open wings on a supporting globe but Nigel wanted to make that was something different and in keeping with the theme of the Altar/Statues Triptych in St Mary’s. These depict the events in the last days of Christ’s life and it seemed appropriate to show the twelve Apostles of that time, even though they included Judas Iscariot. However, in the event there was also just enough room in the design to include St Matthias, who was the replacement twelfth Apostle after the death of Judas.

Traditionally the feet of an ambo would have been lions, but His Eminence suggested kangaroos would be more in keeping with the Australian setting. This proved a happy suggestion although it proved somewhat tricky to engineer the base with the weight of the ambo resting solely on their tails. The traditional globe was incorporated further down the stem combining the traditional and contemporary elements into a bold and impressive structure.

We are proud of our association with Nigel and we are very pleased to be working on the new ambo for St. Mary’s, which is now nearing completion to a different design to that originally planned.

* The chapel is based in Domus Australia, a new boutique Guest House in central Rome which offers a calm and welcoming refuge from the busy tourist pace of the Eternal City.
Home to its own Roman ruins, the historic Italian building complex of accommodation surrounds a central courtyard which was completely restored in 2011 and offers beautiful and very comfortable facilities for pilgrims and leisure and business travellers of any faith.

Image courtesy of Nigel Boonham


Inside Claridges

Our Delta Lights can be seen on the popular new series “Inside Claridge’s” on BBC Two. The lights are located at the entranceway to the Beautiful Claridge’s Ballroom.

Our Whiteread Planters were also there for the Noma pop-up restaurant… containing plants, not ants.

Watch on The BBC



Michael S Smith – leading American interior designer and Collier Webb representative in California has published a beautiful book ‘Kitchens and Baths’ this month featuring a selection of images from his design projects accompanied by descriptive text. Exemplifying high-end design at its best, Michael S Smith epitomises timeless elegance. Collier Webb have been featured under the ‘Resources’ section toward the back of the book where Michael’s personal recommendations are listed. ‘Kitchen and Baths’ can be purchased from Rizzoli Publications.


Collier Webb Catalogue

We are very proud to present our very first Collier Webb Catalogue. The catalogue contains two hundred pages of our products presented over five chapters; Table Lights, Wall Lights, Ceiling Lights, Furniture and Hardware. We collectively had a talented group of contributors to make this possible including designer Ben Freeman of Ditto Press (design), contemporary photographer Hugo Tillman (lifestyle photography), photographer Niall McDiarmid (product photography) and publishers ArtQuarters Press (printing).



In October 2011 we joined Dering Hall – an online marketplace for the finest interior designers, architects, artisans and design galleries. The aim behind Dering Hall is to promote and broaden the audience for the best the industry has to offer by assembling a community of world leading creators in one place. It is here that we have our own shop-front where we present an assortment of products from our collection.