The Decca London Team
Decca London was set up in 2007 and is responsible for the UK luxury bespoke furniture market and in addition Ireland, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal and the Middle East markets. We are proud to be a part of the Decca Family and make regular visits with designers and clients to our factory in Dongguan in Southern China.
The Decca Family
Decca Sector Expertise
Decca London is the only multi-disciplined furniture manufacturer that makes luxury bespoke furniture for creative designers with high expectations in London and the Middle East
The London Team
We have two showrooms to showcase our luxury bespoke and customised furniture as well a European finance office here in London. In Chelsea Harbour, we have a large, bright and airy showroom and working space. Here our project managers, sales people, marketing and finance are all based. In Clerkenwell, we are part of The Vault, a loose group of contract supply companies with a showroom on St John's Lane.
In preparing these brief biographies, I have realised quite how lucky I am. They are a very talented bunch, but what is more, their enthusiasm for the product, their clients and for the team are infectious. I hope the following will let you get to know them just a little bit more!
- Gemma Allman
ROLE at Decca: Setting up Decca in the UK, Gemma has a broad role of taking the company forward in the UK and Middle East markets, whilst also focusing on hospitality projects.
KEY FACTS: With a long background in the industry, from retail to fabrics, product development to sales. By using her MBA and fine art degree it is the combination of creativity and commerce that excites Gemma.
GET TO KNOW HER: Travel and textiles still hold sway, but a passion for gardening is rapidly taking over.
ROLE at Decca: Working with key clients on large and small residential and bespoke projects.
KEY FACTS: James’s initial interests and education in film and animation broadened into a general design and a particular enthusiasm for furniture. His experience in office furniture and residential furniture help him to work with some of the world’s best designers developing beautiful pieces.
GET TO KNOW HIM: James’s proudest moment was appearing (briefly) on screen with his hero Michael Caine. Currently he is Decca’s cocktail maestro and all-round bon viveur.
Senior Project Manager
ROLE at Decca: Focused on the major hotel projects and generally supervising all technical product development.
KEY FACTS: Mark has a deep interest in general art and design, so uses his technical skills to solve problems beautifully. The practical experience of installation work combined with an in-depth understanding of our factory and the team in China make Mark very much a team player.
GET TO KNOW HIM: He describes his simple cycling pleasure as “…the moment you roll into a town knowing you got there under your own steam, it's hard to beat that”.
Residential Project Co-Ordinator
ROLE at Decca: Looking after our complex residential projects (both in the UK and the Middle East).
KEY FACTS: With a degree in Product Design and understanding of materials and design processes, Liubov joined the Decca London team to combine the creative and technical sides of her nature.
GET TO KNOW HER: Liubov loves to be inspired by new places and history behind each country she visits.
Business Development Manager
ROLE at Decca: Generating new business leads in both the commercial and hospitality sectors.
KEY FACTS: Whilst studying Product Design at university, her passion for furniture and design grew. Cat brings valuable experience to the team with a strong background in design and marketing within the furniture industry.
GET TO KNOW HER: Cat loves to travel the world and experience new cultures. She enjoys keeping active, snowboarding and running are two of her favourite things.
Marketing & Events Manager
ROLE at Decca: Responsible for all our marketing activities, both on and offline, and also our UK events.
KEY Facts: Growing up in Prague and so surrounded by breathtaking architecture and interiors, Marketa has a deep appreciation of interiors. Since being in the UK, she has worked as an office manager and sales administrator at Oktra, office design and build, and on freelance projects such as photography exhibitions and theatre productions.
GET TO KNOW HER: Artistically Marketa finds Art Nouveau her favourite period and is also very interested in Czech Cubism.
Sales & Showroom Support
ROLE at Decca: Supporting the sales and project management teams.
KEY Facts: After graduating in Interior Design from Kingston University, Patricia proceeded to work as a professional photographer. However, she realised design is her true passion and joined the team at Decca to get back into the industry.
GET TO KNOW HER: Originally from Philippines, her father used to practice as an architect so she was exposed to architecture and design at a young age. She believes any form of art should enable people to think the unthinkable. Patricia loves going to art galleries in her free time and her favourite artist is Yayoi Kusama.
ROLE at Decca: For Decca in Europe, from audit to VAT, inventory to exchange rates we look to Chija for the answers.
KEY FACTS: Educated at home in Nepal Chija gained her degree in accounting and finance here in London and is still doing further study.
GET TO KNOW HER: As her family and village back home in Nepal has been affected by the earthquake she has put her faith in education to the test, and in response is raising money with our teams help to rebuild her old school.
ROLE at Decca: Managing payments and receivables for Decca Europe.
KEY FACTS: From the sunny and vibrant island of Mauritius, Shabneez brings quiet warmth and also valuable experience having worked at London based City accountancy firms.
GET TO KNOW HER: Ask Shabneez about her latest read, or the tennis score and she transforms from a shy lady to a chatterbox.
From humble beginnings as a millwork shop in Hong Kong, Decca has evolved to become an international company serving the residential, contract hotel and retail markets worldwide. Founded in 1973 Decca has remained a business dedicated to offering the finest custom furniture available in the market today. As our manufacturing capabilities have grown, the integrity of craft has remained a guiding principle.
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