Jess Pownall has been running a successful antiques business specializing in twentieth century Italian and French design since 2010. Jess originally trained as an Interior Designer and became a set decorator, prop buyer and stylist for films, TV and commercials for twelve years. Through the many diverse projects she worked on, as well as extensive travel, Jess developed a keen eye for style, colour and eclectic taste.
After starting a family, Jess continued to work on domestic Interior projects as a consultant, helping clients particularly with soft furnishings and lighting that lead to her sourcing antiques for them. Jess became passionate about twentieth century design and together with her husband Robbie they set up an antiques business specializing in Italian and French furniture including upholstery.
Jess and Robbie have developed a strong and highly personal taste in furniture, lighting and decorative arts, establishing a reputation for elegant interiors. Robbie has travelled extensively in Europe to find the very best pieces for their loyal trade and private clients.
Jess loves 1950’s Italian upholstery and through lovingly restoring pieces in luxurious fabrics over the years, she has got to know and respect the sculpted forms of a mid century piece that has inspired her to set up Artisanna London.
Jess’s Made-to-order range of chairs and sofas honour these beautiful and unique designs from the past and the wonderful thing about them is that they remain timeless and are able to fit into any classic contemporary interior.
Artisanna London stocks a highly selected collection of Mid century occasional furniture, lighting, mirrors and sculptures that compliment Jess’s 1950’s inspired distinctive upholstery pieces and she looks forward to welcoming existing and new clients to her new showroom in West London.