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N.E.J. Stevenson has been a successful business for over thirty-five years but the real story is of a cabinet-making dream in 1984 brought to life by a love of wood, design and craft through a commitment to excellence and innovation.
Every piece is one of a kind, both in terms of design and materials
Our master craftsmen are drawn to the natural beauty and possibilities concealed in every piece of wood. N.E.J. Stevenson has expanded as our reputation and client-base has grown, we take pride in maintaining the same commitment to quality that sustained us in the early days. It is an ethos that lives on through our whole team and epitomised by Projects Director David Drew, who was the first to join the fledgling enterprise.
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As befitting a company honoured to be the cabinetmakers to Her Majesty the Queen, all of our furniture is designed and made to the highest standards. Every piece is one of a kind, both in terms of design and materials, painstakingly sourced for every commission. We enjoy working with the world’s most renowned interior designers, architects, developers and luxury brands as well as private clients; all share a deep appreciation of the beauty of wood and the skill of the craftspeople who work with it.
Jenny Craven Cartlidge
Over 35 years ago, following a youthful passion for fine woodwork, Neil Stevenson established N.E.J. Stevenson Ltd. The company flourished, growing its dedicated team in order to deliver an increasingly diverse range of commissions, from elaborate mantelpieces, breath-taking libraries, grand wine cellars and soaring staircases, to intricate inlaid panels and presentation boxes; ecclesiastical masterpieces and cabinets of major historical importance for great houses and palaces, to art deco extravagances and sparkling dressing rooms. N.E.J. Stevenson is proud of its position as one of the world’s foremost creators of fine handmade furniture and bespoke specialist joinery.
The sense of history and Royal patronage that has sparked so much of the stylistic innovation of our finest crafts, continues through our 21st-century creations for the discerning clients from around the world, who still regard Britain as the foremost source for fine craftsmanship . In 1992, Neil was commissioned to create Gothic oak screens at Windsor Castle for the Masters Gallery. Working in collaboration with such exacting clients drove our aspirations ever higher. In 2003, the same year we began work on the cabinets for the Ceremonial Gilt Room at Buckingham Palace, N. E. J. Stevenson was honoured to be granted a Royal Warrant.
From humble beginnings in a domestic garage N.E.J. Stevenson has evolved into a leading player in the fine craftsmanship sector working on many prestigious projects. We have enjoyed working in major historical buildings and establishing relationships with important institutions from English Heritage to the Vatican and the National Trust to the Church of England as well as highly contemporary work in high gloss and metal for leading designers and patrons.
Our craftspeople are respectful of cabinetmaking traditions but open to exploring and utilising the most contemporary of products and materials in a journey of innovation and creativity. We would be delighted if you could join us on that adventure.