71. Source Furniture
The design-led supplier of furniture to the hospitality industry
Founder: Melanie Hinchcliffe
Founded: July 2014
Having worked in the furniture industry for 12 years, qualified interior architect Melanie Hinchcliffe was well placed to identify its shortcomings and do something about them.
She saw a gap in the market for a more design-led supplier and in 2014 founded Source Furniture – a contract furniture supplier that works closely with the London and international architecture and interior design community.
The business designs, manufactures and supplies furniture to the hospitality industry – as well as assembling and installing pieces for customers. Its client base already includes over 60 hotels, restaurants, bars, and golf clubs in the UK and Europe. High profile client wins have included the Yotel club lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and kitting out the public areas of Hilton Kingston hotel – its largest project to date.
Undergoing a major rebrand, Source will look to secure more international projects over the next year, as well as boost its sales turnover and form relationships with new designers and architects.
In the next six months, it hopes to develop its own range of innovative furniture products and other unique finishes aimed at the hotel industry. Peopled by a small team of qualified interior designers with 20 years’ combined experience in the hospitality design industry, Source’s personal, design-led approach is sure to see it become the go-to name for on-trend furniture solutions.