Contemporary bespoke solid oak and walnut furniture design
Our story and values
Founded in 1999 by furniture designer and maker Chris Berry, Berrydesign was born out of a passion for fine furniture design and functional living. Berrydesign's showrooms and workshops are set on the borders of rural Berkshire and Hampshire.
Chris has always believed in the beauty and durability of solid wood since designing his first dining table at the age of 14 from the oak floorboards he found in his grandfather’s attic. Each Berrydesign piece of furniture is still designed by him. Every design has arisen from months of sketches, prototypes and revisions to create stunning and stylish, solid wood furniture that exceeds its functional requirements to become a beautiful piece you will treasure. Chris continues to be the designer, showing all of our customers around our showrooms and assimilating their briefs himself, almost unique in today's retail industry. He is continually developing new designs, allowing his creativity to evolve from one piece into the next.
In our modern disposable society, Chris identified a need for extremely well made solid wood dining furniture. He believed these should be handmade with skilled craftsmanship and combined with his own unique and innovative designs. This forms the foundation of Berrydesign's beautiful contemporary dining table, dining chair and cabinet collection.
Berrydesign has now become well-established and loved especially for its extensive collection of extremely flexible and beautiful extending dining tables. Chris has carefully developed unique in-house engineering techniques to provide stylish yet functional dining tables to suit all lifestyles, and created what is possibly now the largest collection of extendable dining tables anywhere in the world. Please refer to our videos of extending dining table mechanisms to learn more about how they work.
Exceeding expectations is critical to Chris and his wife Clare, who are the co-directors of the business. They care hugely about their furniture designs and personal service and want to always offer beautiful new designs and unrivalled quality. Chris's latest designs include the Blade Table, a beautifully aerodynamic table that can seat up to 16 people, and the Circa III Lazy Susan, which effortlessly combines functionality and fun at every sitting. See more of our favourite designs here.
Each customer who visits our converted 18th century oak-framed showrooms, which are always elegantly decorated with flowers from Clare’s garden, have a personal consultation with Chris. Berrydesign aims to deliver unparalleled personal customer service allowing you to have daily contact with either Clare or Chris or the team throughout the furniture design process. Every order is handmade to your exact requirements and personally installed by the same skilled craftsmen who made it, at a time and day of your choice. Berrydesign prides itself on its personal bespoke service throughout the whole process. Find our more about visiting us at our Berkshire showrooms here.
At Berrydesign we design, make and deliver each piece of solid wood furniture ourselves. We are committed to saving our world's forests and will only ever use timber from carefully managed sustainable forests.
Berrydesign have been supporting the World Land Trust (WLT) as a corporate partner since April 2011, and with every dining table, chair or furniture order we will plant a tree in an endangered tropical rainforest on your behalf. You will receive a certificate attesting this with every order you place with Berrydesign. In addition, Chris and Clare have been supporting the charity through personal donations since 2004. Read more about our work with WLT here.