About Us

We're a family business, proud to have been designing and making furniture for three decades.

Proud History

We are Blacks of Sopwell, a British luxury home & interiors lifestyle brand specialising in beautiful functional and sustainable furniture for modern living. As a family business, we’re proud to have been designing and making furniture for three decades.

Home is the glorious Hertfordshire countryside where we put down our roots some 30 years ago. We've stayed put and luckily for us so have our customers. 

Our longstanding trading history has meant that our wonderful clientele have been with us right from the very beginning sharing our vision for a different kind of furniture craft.

Since we opened the doors to our very first showroom, our philosophy has remained the same: to source and make only the finest furniture we can. 

We believe in those forever pieces that are designed with the upmost care and attention, built to last, adaptable and durable. Our passion and craft is for thoughtful simplistic furniture design. 


A Collaborative Partnership

At the very heart of our ethos is collaboration. Our approach is to work with likeminded manufacturers, designers, artisans and cutting-edge cabinet makers. We ensure the highest quality craftsmanship and superior finish on each and every one of our products. 

In addition to our furniture collections, we also stock a wonderful range of home and lifestyle accessories. Inspired by thoughtful product design from around the world, our collections are sourced from all corners of the globe.

From sleek Scandinavian kitchenware to hand forged fireside accessories from the heart of the Scottish Highlands, our products are handpicked with love. We  are constantly seeking out the unusual and the unique.

Our Craft

From within the walls of our 450 year barn, a new generation of craftsman honour traditional woodwork craft for the modern era. In-house collections reimagined to fit with 21st century lifestyles.

Blacks Design Studio

Our design studio and workshop is situated within the historic market town of St Albans, just a stones throw away from the famous Sopwell House Hotel.

A beautifully restored rustic barn is home to our team of highly skilled cabinet makers who oversee the design and build of each of our made to order pieces. 

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We care about our beautiful planet, so it goes without saying we are wholeheartedly committed  to using only the finest materials, sustainably sourced.