Huw Edwards Jones is a bespoke designer and maker of furniture. He has an enviable pedigree being a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, who have awarded him five separate Guild Marks to date, and a Freeman of the City of London.
John Bly, television presenter and antique furniture expert for ‘The Antiques Road Show’, described Huw as “A modern day Chippendale”.
Huw’s clients are varied and include royalty. He was commissioned to make a special piece as a wedding gift for HRH Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones. He restored the hall at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, made a selection of items for lyricist Charles Hart and a recent commission has been for the Principal of the Yehudi Menuhin School.
He is also a Spitfire aficionado and is currently undertaking the making of a unique piece, an aeronautical sculpture/table, for which a design patent has been obtained, in memory of R.J. Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire which will be made from original Spitfire parts.
–Interview by Marie Teather
Where were you born ?
Rustington, East Sussex
How long in London:
Master Craftsmen and Designer
Best Ethnic Food:
Lavant, Marylebone High Street
Locatelli, Portman Square
Best place for late night dining:
Best place for a romantic date:
La Poule au Pot
Best Sunday brunch:
Blue Bird, Kings Road
East India Club
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in London:
Columbia Road Market
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Favorite Charity Event:
Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Best Aspect of London:
Palm, Pont Street
Pizza on the Park
Fifth Floor Restaurant Harvey Nichols
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Early Aviation Floor of History Museum
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: