Max Rollitt

About Us

From Max’s days spent solo on the bench, to what is now three individual businesses under one roof at Yavington Barn.

Max Rollitt was born into the world of antiques, his mother a successful dealer with a shop in Winchester. Having studied cabinetmaking and furniture design, Max was apprenticed to Frearson & Hewlett – an antique furniture restoration workshop supporting the top London trade – and it was there that he developed his appreciation of patina, period and craftsmanship. And so, in 1993, Max took over his mother’s business, joined the London antique fair circuit, and began selling to the industry’s leading interior designers.

It was as a result of Max’s interactions with interior designers (“Do you have another chair like this?”) that he started designing and making what would become Max Rollitt Bespoke furniture. The Katzsic Sofa kicked things off in 1998, and the collection now comprises beds, chairs, tables, lighting and more. These days, it’s Max’s own interiors projects that tend to inform new designs, but at the heart of Max Rollitt Bespoke remains a dedication to expert traditional craftsmanship, character, and intrinsic quality.

Max took the next natural step into interior design in 2005 when an antiques client hired him in the dual role of dealer-decorator. That first project, a handsome Hampshire vicarage, was published in House & Garden in November 2011, and Max Rollitt has been listed in the House & Garden Top 100 consistently since 2012.

“What unites the three Max Rollitt businesses is a refinement of quality, character and finish.”