About Us

HANDS is an established British designer and manufacturer of high quality, dynamic commercial furniture for the workplace. We have a highly motivated and passionate team of skilled designers and craftsmen committed to producing sustainable furniture that delivers value for money and exceeds client expectation.

Innovative design, premium quality craftsmanship and sustainability. For over 100 years HANDS core values have delivered furniture that inspires. Our desire and unique ability to help our clients realise their aspirations of a tailored furniture solution has set HANDS apart.

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The HANDS Way


Our process starts with a single sheet of white paper, nowhere to hide, every mark a statement, every thought witnessed, every stroke adding meaning to a moment in time. No rule, no digital aid, simply a white sheet, a pencil and complete clarity of thought.

Our ideology and passion must be created on paper before we can start the exacting process of selecting the finest materials and handcrafting our products.

HANDS furniture is not just the result of craftsmanship and design, it’s a statement, a mindset and creates a focal point providing a platform that promotes clear concentration, empowering those who work there.

HANDS is a symbol of the evolution and success of the traditional British furniture industry from which it was born. 

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TAILORED AS STANDARD


It’s no secret that everything HANDS produce stands for high quality. We have a hard-earned reputation for creating beautiful statement pieces designed to inspire. 

Our hand-made furniture collections are often commissioned by the most discerning customers with an eye for detail and an expectation of bespoke tailoring. That’s why our furniture is a status symbol, an extension of our client’s personality, designed and detailed to evoke a feeling of pride and empowerment while perfectly fulfilling their exact needs.

It’s with this expectation in mind that we strive to make the selection of our custom tailored furniture ever more accessible. Through the use of digital technology, our collections can be individually styled, so that our aspiration of having every piece leaving the factory perfectly tailored to its owner can continue to be realised. 

We’ve created a number of online configurator tools for our flagship collections to help us to deliver on the promise of unique customer tailoring. We provide the opportunity for anyone to take ownership of their design – we don’t believe in compromise as our clients demand perfection, After all, we all know what we like when we see it.

 

With a plethora of colours, finishes and beautiful wood veneers available to select at your fingertips, you have everything you need to create your own unique HANDS piece.

Our EMPHASIS, PURE, TRANSCEND or PRIME collections are all available to customise online. Simply visit any of the specific product page, select “configurator” and toggle the options to see how easy it is to create your perfect style. Once you have it, you can save your creation to your device or send it directly via email to share with others.

We’ve taken the hassle out of commissioning a bespoke solution as every piece of HANDS furniture comes tailored as standard.

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CDW15

Join us at Clerkenwell Design Week


The eagerly awaited CDW is almost upon us. If you’ve not been before, prepare to gorge yourself on a feast of open showrooms, special installations and exhibitions showcasing the very best in design from leading UK and international brands and companies.

We’ll be joining the festivities from 19-21 May to bring you something very special. Between 8:30 and 11:30am throughout the week, we’ll be hosting a champagne breakfast and introducing our stunning new PURE collection. Our showroom partners, ITSL and Lifesize, will be showcasing smart meeting room and video conferencing technology to complement our furniture throughout the morning.

Our open showroom is a hard act to follow but our afternoon workshop truly is unmissable. We’re offering attendees the exclusive opportunity to gain insight into the selection, application and presenting of real wood veneers while previewing our gorgeous INFINITY table collection. With over 30 years of experience, our master veneerer will be running workshops between 2:30 and 3pm for the duration of the week and sharing his beautiful work.

You’ll find us at 26-77 Great Sutton St., EC1V 0DS, throughout Clerkenwell Design Week. Don’t forget to join the conversation over on Twitter with #HandsCDW. 

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HANDS on the big screen


Never underestimate the power of a beautiful piece of furniture.

It changes the atmosphere of an entire room. It defines entire spaces. It empowers people.

So, it will come as no surprise that a piece of furniture can be equally as famous as the leading character in a film.

Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, the epitome of sophistication, simplistic elegance and luxury, is a timeless piece of iconography in film.  Originally designed for royalty in 1929, it has been spotted in Mission Impossible, Casino Royal and Tron: Legacy to name but a few.

The iconic Eames Lounge Chair is the perfect example - boasting well over 400 film and television credits. A popular favourite of Frasier, House and no stranger to a number of Bond films, this classic chair continues to appear on screen to symbolize the affluent 1950s.

 

We're thrilled that the dynamism and passion that we put into our furniture has now been recognized within the film industry and will soon be making an appearance on the big screen. Keep your eyes peeled for a beautiful supporting cast member – our stunning PURE V7 desk. Stylishly wrapped in a unique hand-selected log quarter-cut American black walnut veneer with its precision engineered chrome loop leg under frame. Expertly crafted to exude confidence, success and power, if any piece can hold its own on the big screen, this one can. 

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AN EMPHASIS ON NEW WAYS OF WORKING


At HANDS, firm foundations have been built on intelligent design coupled with expert craftsmanship; a sound base for developing innovative solutions. The evolution of a new stable of HANDS products like EMPHASIS reflect these core values.

 

With the relentless advance of new technologies and the consequent emergence of new trends comes the ever present need to understand and develop dynamic furniture systems that promote new ways of working. 

Whilst areas for collaboration and creativity are both desirable and necessary, individual workspaces designed for focused thought or private discussions are essential.

EMPHASIS – sleek design, hand crafted using the finest, natural materials provides an environment for business leaders to concentrate on the strategic decision making - vital for maintaining the growth of their businesses. A statement piece manifesting an air of calm, reassuring authority, what better surroundings to discuss a contract or sign a deal?

Sophisticated and purposeful, designed to have timeless appeal and offered in a choice of configurations – EMPHASIS defines a focal point in both classic and contemporary architectural interiors.

HANDS manufacturing systems allow EMPHASIS to be tailored to an individual’s personal specifications. Who would expect successful leaders to settle for anything less?

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Case Studies


HANDS. Innovative design, premium quality craftsmanship and sustainability. For over 100 years HANDS core values have delivered furniture that inspires. Our desire and unique ability to help our clients realise their aspirations of a tailored furniture solution has set HANDS apart.

Below you can view some fine examples of our work.

 


 

I have to say I was unable to find fault with any of your items. The quality of finish, grain, book matching, general design and structural stability were all first class.

 

Daniel Herriott

Interior Designer,
HOK International Limited

St. Antony's College

St. Antony's College

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St. Antony's College

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Clarke Energy

Clarke Energy

INFINITY table, ORION SOFT chairs and SHADOW Media wall

Clarke Energy

INFINITY table, ORION SOFT chairs and SHADOW storage

Clarke Energy

INFINITY table, EMPHASIS desk, ORION SOFT chairs and SHADOW storage

Clarke Energy

EMPHASIS Desk, INFINITY table, SHADOW Storage and ORION SOFT seating

Clarke Energy

INFINITY circular meeting table and bespoke media wall

Clarke Energy

EMPHASIS Desk, SHADOW Storage and ORION SOFT seating

Clarke Energy

Bespoke reception counter and CONNECT chairs

Clarke Energy

Bespoke reception counter and CONNECT chairs

Clarke Energy

CONNECT chairs

Mayfair Offices

Mayfair Offices

meeting room

Mayfair Offices

Boardroom

Mayfair Offices

Boardroom

Mayfair Offices

Boardroom

Mayfair Offices

Boardroom

Mayfair Offices

credenza

Mayfair Offices

Meeting Table

Mayfair Offices

credenza

IMI

IMI

Boardroom

IMI

BOARDROOM

IMI

BOARDROOM

IMI

IMI

IMI

IMI

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IMI

MEETING ROOM

Leo

Leo

Boardroom

Leo

Boardroom

Leo

Boardroom

Leo

Boardroom

Leo

Boardroom

Leo

Boardroom

Leo

Leo

credenza

Financial Consultancy

Financial Consultancy

Boardroom table and chairs

Financial Consultancy

Boardroom table and chairs

Financial Consultancy

Boardroom table and chairs

Financial Consultancy

Boardroom table, chairs and screens

Financial Consultancy

Storage and Screens

Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke

Boardroom

Laing O'Rourke

Boardroom

Laing O'Rourke

credenza

Laing O'Rourke

Veneer Detail

Laing O'Rourke

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Laing O'Rourke

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Overfinch

Overfinch

Connect hi back sofa

Overfinch

Connect Armchairs

Overfinch

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Overfinch

Bespoke display plinth

Overfinch

Bespoke display plinth

Overfinch

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Overfinch

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Overfinch

logo embossed leather mat

Overfinch

Bespoke picture frame

Overfinch

bespoke picture frame

Overfinch

Bespoke picture frame

Overfinch

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Overfinch

emphasis desk & precept chair

Overfinch

Connect high back sofa

Overfinch

connect high back sofa

Overfinch

finishes palette

Redburn

Redburn

Meeting Room

Redburn

Boardroom

Redburn

Boardroom

Redburn

Boardroom

Redburn

Boardroom

IM Company

IM Company

Boardroom

IM Company

Boardroom

IM Company

Boardroom

IM Company

Boardroom

IM Company

Boardroom

IM Company

IM Company

IM Company

Media Wall

IM Company

Media Wall Open

IM Company

Storage

IM Company

Boardroom

IM Company

Armchair

DNB Bank

DNB Bank

boardroom table

DNB Bank

boardroom table

DNB Bank

boardroom table

DNB Bank

boardroom table

DNB Bank

boardroom table

DNB Bank

boardroom table

DNB Bank

circular meeting table

DNB Bank

circular meeting table

DNB Bank

circular meeting table

DNB Bank

circular meeting tables

DNB Bank

boardroom table

Financial Institution

Financial Institution

Boardroom Table - Photographer: Tim Soar

Financial Institution

Boardroom Table - Photographer: Tim Soar

Financial Institution

Boardroom table - Photographer: Tim Soar

Financial Institution

Boardroom Table - Photographer: Tim Soar

Financial Institution

Round Meeting Table - Photographer: Tim Soar

Financial Institution

Emphasis Desk - Photographer: Tim Soar

Financial Institution

Emphasis Desk - Photographer: Tim Soar

Hyperion

Hyperion

Meeting Room Circle Table

Hyperion

Office Meeting Room Long Table

Hyperion

Office Meeting Room Oval Table

Hyperion

Oval Table Detail

Fayair

Fayair

Reception - Lounge Chairs and Coffee Table

Fayair

Lounge Bar - Arm Chairs and Coffee Table

Fayair

Lounge Chairs Coffee Table

Fayair

Reception - Chairs and Coffee Table

Boardroom IT Suite

IT Boardroom

Table

IT Boardroom

Table

Boardroom

Reception

Boardroom IT

Storage

Web Help

Web Help

Boardroom Table

Web Help

Boardroom Table

Web Help

Connect Booth Seating

Web Help

Connect Booth Seating

Web Help

Connect Booth Seating

Web Help

Bespoke Reception Desk

PWC

PWC

Board Room Oval Table and Chairs

PWC

Round Coffee Table

PWC

Board Room Table and Chairs

PWC

Round table and chairs

PWC

Oval Table and Chairs

M&G

M&G

Office Meeting Room - Long Table and Chairs

M&G

Office Meeting Room - Long Table from End View

M&G

Office Small Table and Chairs

M&G

small oval table and chairs

M&G

Office Small table And Chairs

M&G

Small round table and chairs

AJW

AJW

Meeting Room

AJW

Lounge & Meeting Space

AJW

Suite

AJW

Office

KPMG

KPMG

Office Dining Suite - Oval Table and Chairs

KPMG

Restaurant - Square Table and Chairs

KPMG

Dining Table Detail with Cutlery and Glasses

KPMG

Office Dining Room - Oval Table

Stronachs

Stronachs

Reception Lounge Chairs and Coffee Table

Stronachs

Board Room Long Table and Office Chairs

Stonachs

Oval Meeting Room Table and and Chairs

Stonachs

Board Room Screen and Presentation Space

Stronachs

Board Room Space Usage

Stronachs

boardroom table, chairs and screen

Stronachs

Storage

Stronachs

Stronachs

Connect arm chairs

DePoel

DePoel

Boardroom & Media Wall

DePoel

Boardroom & Media Wall

DePoel

Media Wall

DEPOEL

Media Wall

Depoel

Boardroom screen and presentation space

Depoel

Boardroom and media Wall

Accrol Papers

Accrol Papers

Boardroom

Accrol Papers

Boardroom

Accrol Papers

Detail

Accrol Papers

Lounge & Meeting Space

Accrol Papers

Executive Suite

Caunce O'hara

Caunce O'hara

Boardroom

Caunce O'hara

Boardroom

Caunce O'hara

Boardroom

Miller UK

Miller UK

Board Room Table and Chairs

Miller UK

Board Room Table and Chairs with Plasma Screen

Miller UK

Board Room Long Table and Chairs End Shot

Qinvest

Qinvest

Lounge CoffeeTables and Arm Chairs

Qinvest

Board Room Long Table and Office Chairs

Qinvest

Lounge Chairs and Coffee Table

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Certification

HANDS is certified by a number of the leading trade associations, the UK government’s procurement agency and have many client recommendation statements some of which are listed below:-

FSC® - *Please see separate FSC documents for more detailed information*

The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labeling scheme. There are national working groups in 28 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Woodland Trust.

BFM
The BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers) is a trade association, employers’ organisation and consortia member of The Furniture, Furnishings & Interior Training Organisation (FFINTO). BFM has been representing the interests of the furniture industry for more than 50 years.
BFM has a broad based membership covering, domestic, contract, office and kitchen manufacturers as well as a number of suppliers to the industry and retailers.

BM Trada / ISO 14001 and 9001
BM Trada provides a framework for the development of an environmental management system and have awarded Hands for both 14001 and also 9001 for quality management system.

FIRA
The Furniture Industry Research Association has tested and successfully certified much of the HANDS product range for strength, stability and surface resistance.

FISP The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) has quickly become established as the trade’s premier forum on environmental and quality matters. A membership organisation, FISP was formed following suggestions from the then Government Department of the DTI and DEFRA. With governmental furniture procurement amounting to £1.4 billion a year, furniture trade associations were asked why there was no industry body devoted to matters such as sustainability, environmental management and chain of custody, like similar organisations in other industries.


BCFA
The British Contract Furnishing Association is the leading UK Trade Association for the furniture and furnishings industry. It aims to bring together manufacturers and contract furnishers and to inform, architects, specifiers and interior designers of the wide range of products and services available.

 

 

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Bespoke Furniture

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Contact Us

HANDS LONDON SHOWSPACE

26-27 GREAT SUTTON STREET.
CLERKENWELL, LONDON EC1V 0DS
T: 020 7490 5722

 

HANDS

36 DASHWOOD AVENUE.
HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS HP12 3DX
T: 01494 524 222

 

FOR ENQUIRES:
INFO@HANDS.CO.UK

 

FOR QUOTE REQUESTS:
QUOTES@HANDS.CO.UK

 

FOR ORDER PLACEMENT:
HANDSORDERS@HANDS.CO.UK