Altfield is a recognised leading resource for beautiful Textiles, Wallcoverings and Leather, distributing a number of high end lines from around the world. We also produce our own collections of Wallcovering, Fabric and Faux leathers which blend perfectly with the brands we represent. Our products and brands are the perfect complement for high end residential and commercial interiors.
We are a family run company that has been designing, making and distributing fine furnishings and decorative accessories since 1982. Initially established under the name De Leche Et Cie by Amanda and Jeremy & Nette Lack, Amanda's brother and sister in law , we specialised in needle point cushions, distributing out of a small warehouse space in Westbury in Wiltshire.
William Lack, Amanda's brother,
officially joined the company in 1992, Growing up in Hong Kong left
William with a huge love of Chinese and China Trade decorative arts
and the possibilities of combining them with the modern design
aesthetic. William had previously worked for bank in London. He had
been sent by the bank on 3 week Outward Bound training course in
January when in the middle of a blizzard on a fell in the Lake
District came the life changing decision to change careers.
The next couple of years saw us exhibiting almost continuously at the major UK trade shows which allowed us to meet and get to know Ian Thompson the organiser of Decorex and after his and his committee's careful vetting allowed us to show at the 1993 Decorex for the first time! Where we have been a regular fixture ever since.
At all these shows we encountered almost constantly the question where are you based and do you have a showroom in London.
The opening of our first showroom on the ground floor of the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre in 1995 coincided with our move into the distribution of overseas fabric and wallcovering lines into the UK market.
In addition to our developing existing grasscloth & metal leaf collection (6 colours of which are still current today!) we soon started distributing the handprinted wallpapers of van Schelle and Gurland.
The next year in 1996 we opened a second showroom in a larger space on the Second floor and we added a number of new lines the wallcovering brands which worked beautifully with our furniture and accessories to create the familiar Altfield look, making the second floor Altfield showroom unique in Chelsea Harbour a modern day Asian emporium for beautiful furniture , artwork and decorative accessories.
Since then we have continued to develop and adapt to changes in the tastes and styles in the interior design world but always remaining true to the commitment to offer the very best available in all that we do.
We feel that being based in Seend as a family and as a company we should get involved in local village events. Sponsoring the Seend Flower Show and also the Seend Fete is something we are delighted to do, and we look forward to seeing all the entries in August!
The Altfield website is http://www.altfield.com