Brilliantly British: Chesney's
Chesney’s is internationally recognized as the leading luxury brand in its field and is the first port of call for architects, interior designers and private clients all over the world who are seeking the very best fireplaces. The company’s success has been based on a passionate commitment to good design, intelligent engineering, craftsmanship, innovation and outstanding service.
Good design is intrinsic to every Chesney’s product. Their period fireplaces are exact copies of antique originals whilst their contemporary fireplaces include the work of leading designers to reflect current trends in interior design. Outstanding craftsmanship means using traditional techniques in manufacturing whether hand carving a marble chimneypiece or forging steel on a blacksmith’s anvil. These are labor intensive and highly skilled processes for which there is no substitute.
The scope of the company’s business has expanded exponentially since it was founded. Chesney’s was initially concerned with the restoration of antique fireplaces but a quantum leap was made in the early 90s with the move into the reproductions of period fireplace designs in stone, marble and iron. Chesney’s was the first company to make authentic reproductions of fireplaces available at an affordable price and to develop a sophisticated bespoke service for both classical and contemporary fireplace designs.
Chesney’s is unique in the collaborations it has forged with historical bodies such as the Sir John Soane Museum and the Lutyens Foundation and the collections it has produced with leading designers such as Alexa Hampton, Bunny Williams, Eric Cohler and Suzanne Tucker amongst others. The company has diversified into architectural stonework and projects have been secured worldwide for specialist items such as cantilevered staircases and classical stone facades.