When Barney Willis and Nigel Gambier started Willis & Gambier as a bed designer and importer in 1990 they could never have anticipated the growth of the pine furniture market. Within 8 years they had successfully taken control of 14% of the UK bunk bed market.
In 1998, the brand shifted direction and was repositioned into the premium furniture market selling wooden bedroom and dining room furniture.
Now our highly experienced teams of designers and technicians use their expertise, imagination and passion to create traditional and contemporary designs which provide both style and practicality in any setting.
Our core values are to produce beautifully designed furniture using appropriate woods and a mixture of solid and veneered finishes to offer the customer long lasting furniture at affordable prices.
With over 135 ranges created over the last three years, we have become a global company with a well established reputation for excellent quality and service and we are one of the main suppliers of premium furniture in the UK, to many of the leading retailers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Now managed by Birlea Furniture Ltd., Willis & Gambier continue to design and manufacture furniture and are market leaders in premium bedroom and dining collections.
Since its establishment in 1990, Birlea Furniture Ltd., has over 20 years experience, in the furniture sector and is supported by a worldwide manufacturing network and logistics capability to meet the demands of the 21st century. Its operational base is a 200,000 ft2 modern site in Derbyshire, that already supplies a comprehensive product portfolio to the nation’s favourite retailers.
It is an exciting time at Birlea Furniture, as the business goes from strength to strength in a difficult marketplace. At Birlea we have an ambitious hardworking team and the acquisition of Willis & Gambier together with the appointment of David Lane (Trading Director), highlights Birlea’s ambitions and our determination to be a market leading supplier.
Birlea also has another brand under it’s belt called SleepSoul. SleepSoul offers hybrid mattress in a box that can be easily stored and shipped with ease.