Iain James invites you to view an expansive collection of furniture spanning four centuries, from William and Mary (1694), to the Art Deco period (1910-1939). Their designs feature the influences from designers and makers of traditional furniture from these periods, such as Adam, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton, diversifying into the Deco era through hints of Ruhlman. Each model within the range continues to be polished by highly skilled craftsmen, applying time-honoured finishing methods that accentuate the beauty of selected solid timbers and veneers.

Iain James Furniture is the younger of two established family-owned furniture businesses owned and managed by the Mitchell family. In the mid-1930s Jim Mitchell, an accomplished designer from the Scottish furniture town of Beith, Ayrshire moved south to the Midlands where he found work in the thriving furniture town of Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire. Jim had been born and trained in Beith and had been nurtured under the watchful eye of his father who himself was a respected designer and cabinet maker at the prestigious Matthew Pollock and Son cabinet makers, who had been commissioned to work for both RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth II.