“Anything Is Possible”
Jana Durisova at Beaumont & Fletcher
Beaumont & Fletcher provide the Interior Design industry with a rare source of beautifully designed textiles, furniture and accessories.
It’s Couture Collection of extraordinary fabrics are hand embroidered, using fine coloured silks with gold and silver threads. Some are embellished with pearls and crystals, others inlaid with semi-precious stones, but each is a work of art.
Every Beaumont & Fletcher sofa, chair and footstool is created by skilled craftsmen in their workshop in Kent, employing traditional methods with modern technology where appropriate. The company prides itself on its meticulous attention to detail and an insistence on traditional craftsmanship.
Their mirrors and wall lights also do justice to these traditions of fine craftsmanship and are made by small specialist workshops in Northern Italy, where generations of carvers, gilders and metalworkers create stunning lights and hand-carved mirror frames, artfully giving them the patina of age.
The company was founded by the late John Crowell, who had honed his skills and appreciations since he was a young boy, starting with the restoration of a neglected old day bed covered in mildew. His experience and knowledge was vast, but it was his ‘magic’ eye, that set Beaumont & Fletcher so far apart from its competitors
He named his company after two successful playwrights, Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher, who flourished in London in the first part of the 17th century. They enjoyed a reputation for scurrilous behaviour and irreverence towards authority, but their plays were stylish, original and beautifully crafted. In keeping with the company’s own dramatic, theatrical style, he named it Beaumont & Fletcher.
Since his death in 2016, the company directorship passed to Jana Durisova, who worked alongside John for more than ten years, progressing from Junior to Senior Designer, and now Owner and Director.
Her motto is “Anything is possible” and she applies this as much to business as to design; her optimism underscored by a technical approach, which finds its roots in her early studies in architecture and hydraulic engineering. She has carried the love of precision and detail into her career in interior, furniture and fabric design – determined that each scheme or piece should succeed on a practical as well as an aesthetic level.
Learn more about Beaumont & Fletcher at beaumontandfletcher.com.