Sanderson set to return to Voysey House in Chiswick

Image above: Voysey House

Luxury interior design group to return to Chiswick origins

Sanderson Design Group PLC, a luxury interior design and furnishings group listed on AIM, is set to relocate its head office back to Chiswick after nearly a century. The iconic brand traces its roots back to Arthur Sanderson’s wallpaper factory established in 1879.

Originally housed in what is now Barley Mow Passage, the Sanderson factory once employed over 1,000 workers and played a vital role in the local community. Although manufacturing will not resume in Chiswick, the company is bringing back its headquarters along with approximately 80 staff members and archival materials.

Voysey House, the former factory extension built in 1902, will serve as the new headquarters, boasting a design hub, showroom space, and event facilities. This move aligns with the company’s strategic objectives, offering better visibility for its brands and facilitating talent recruitment.

Sanderson’s historical ties to Chiswick run deep. The company received its Royal Warrant in 1924 and survived a devastating fire in 1928. Despite setbacks, the brand maintained a connection to the area, which is now being revitalised with its return.

Sam Harrison converted part of the former factory site across Barley Mow Passage into Sam’s Brasserie two decades ago, but the premises now lies empty after the failure of a number of successor restaurants, most recently Betty’s.

Lisa Montague, Sanderson Design Group’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

“This opportunity to move our head office to London will bring important strategic benefits for the Group whilst being cost neutral. At the same time, it is a privilege to be returning the Sanderson brand to Voysey House, a former Sanderson wallpaper factory and the brand’s original home.

“Locating the Group in London will support the sales and marketing of Group brands, better showcase the Sanderson and Morris & Co. archives and assist in attracting and retaining talent. We are planning to create an exciting showroom, design hub and events space, which will also reduce our requirement for external showroom space.

“Voysey House is a building of huge historical relevance to Sanderson Design Group. We look forward to moving into the building in the summer this year and to marking the start of an exciting new chapter in the Group’s development.”