DREW PRITCHARD x BARKER & STONEHOUSE

We are so excited to launch an exclusive range of upholstery designed by antiques expert and dealer, Drew Pritchard. Many of you will be familiar with Drew from his hit TV series, Salvage Hunters, which is now in its fourteenth series. It is the first time Drew has designed a furniture range but we’re sure it won’t be the last. His stunning upholstery is a joy to behold.

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THE Salvage HUNTER

When Drew Pritchard hit our TV screens in 2011 with his programme, Salvage Hunters, the world of antiques was a bit of a mystery to most of us. But with his down to earth style he has captivated audiences with his travels at home and abroad to find and restore amazing pieces of furniture.

Now in its fourteenth series, as well as spawning a raft of spin-off programmes, Drew has educated and inspired so many of us to get out there and find our own special pieces.

We were so impressed with Drew’s approach that we invited him to design an exclusive range of upholstery for us. The results are elegant, timeless and joyful.

Here he tells us more about his life and how he used his knowledge of various periods of furniture design to help influence this, his first ever, furniture range.

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WHERE IT all BEGAN

From the age of about eleven I knew I wanted to be an antiques dealer. But when I started work back in the 1980s the antiques trade was a closed world that was hard to break into. So instead I trained and worked as a stained-glass conservator and designer for seven years, just to be close to the industry and to stay involved with beautiful old materials.

I had something of an awakening one day as an architectural salvage van pulled up outside my place of work and the driver flipped open the door and inside was the most beautiful old stained-glass doorway. I just knew that what I wanted to do was to be out on the road unearthing and restoring treasures like this.

Of course I did go on to become an antiques dealer and eventually realised my dream of setting up my own antiques shop. I now have a lovely three storey emporium in my home town of Conwy in Wales, and I absolutely love it, meeting interesting people and being able to assemble an ever-changing landscape of pieces that I think are beautifully made and good on the eye. It’s not really like a job at all for me because it’s something I absolutely love doing.

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Drew Pritchard

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