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About Leporello



Beautifully hand-crafted painted furniture designed and made in England. In a market dominated by mass production and disposability, discerning customers turn to us for the antidote: top-quality craftsmanship, timeless grace, individual attention and reliability.

Charles Kimpton, the owner and designer of Leporello furniture, a family business, launched his first collection at the Birmingham Furniture Fair in 1999 and was awarded a Highly Commended Furnishing Industry Award. From there the company has grown steadily each year and now offers a collection of over 250 designs from painted bedroom furniture to dining room and accessories.

We take enormous pride in our designs, which distil classical 18th- and 19th-century central and northern European styles for sophisticated contemporary living. Every piece is hand made by highly skilled craftsmen, mainly from carefully selected hardwoods, and finished by hand. Our small, agile, family-run facility near London is home to time-honoured techniques rarely seen in the UK today.

Leporello is so much more than the sum of its products. While we offer an exclusive collection of designs – you should think of us more as a service than a manufacturer. Our variety of beautiful paint finishes is just one aspect of our flexibility. We believe in listening to our clients and creating bespoke solutions to individual requirements, be it adapting proportions to fit an awkward space, matching a colour or hand-painting a unique motif on a footboard.

From a single item to a large-scale contract, our approach is the same. First we take the time to understand your brief and explore the options; only then do we set about bringing the project to life, involving ourselves in every step of the process from your first enquiry until it comes together satisfyingly on the day of delivery.

We hope you are inspired by our range of furniture and the world of possibilities it presents for your home and look forward to hearing from you.

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