Design Vintage was founded in 2012 by interiors addict Lisa Brass. From a tiny start-up shop in Brighton it has grown rapidly to become a much loved online store with a large showroom and a cafe .. and still growing! 


The story so far ..


A brief intro - I've been pretty much obsessed with interiors for as long as I can remember. My career has involved various aspects of hospitality, property design, building and developing, and I previously ran my own interior design studio having trained at KLC college, Chelsea.

Design Vintage started life as a small store on the outskirts of Brighton offering original vintage furniture pieces alongside modern homewares and gifts. The shop was off the beaten track and with only a homemade website it was definitely a gamble! Thankfully I have had the support of so many lovely customers from day one as well as some amazing press coverage and a reputation for customer service which has allowed the company to grow and far exceed anything I had imagined it could be.

The journey has definitely not been one for the faint hearted, and the last 11 years have bought with them an all consuming and constant need for hard work and commitment but I am now lucky enough to have a small team of equally dedicated and wonderfully passionate people who have joined this exciting adventure!

We are lucky enough to work with some traditional, authentic workshops and collectors across Europe allowing us to offer some really unique vintage furniture pieces which will last for many many years to come. On the flip side we are thrilled to source the modern elements of our collections from some of the finest interiors brands in Scandinavia and beyond.

The past couple of years have seen our most exciting developments to date with a brand new warehouse and office facility and the recent expansion of our Chichester store and cafe.  Do follow our story on Instagram to keep up to date with all the announcements!

So that's me - nuts about design - kept busy with all of the above, three children, one badly behaved Spanish Water Dog and a company I feel constantly blessed to be running.  Home is by the beach in West Sussex and any down time usually involves the ongoing restoration of my Georgian house - a true labour of love (and money pit of course!) 

For more information on any aspect of Design Vintage or for help with anything on the website do give us a call or email ... we'd love to hear from you!

Lisa Brass X




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