Since 1978, Andrew Martin has been at the forefront of global design. From championing the best interior designers to shining a light on hidden cultures – we have always provided a stage for discovery and celebration.
Our aesthetic is neither defined by a single taste nor confined by a strict style. Through a rich mix of elements, we reflect a global assortment of influences.
Imbued with an intrepid and itinerant spirit, each piece inspires a sense of comfort and escapism. From rare finds and one-offs, to new designs for the everyday, a surprising touch or subtle twist runs through all our collections.
Curators of a vibrant blend of eras and origins, our showroom on Walton Street is a fusion of stories – a theatre for the world’s kaleidoscope of customs and crafts.
A unique evocation of the romance of travel. Design with the power to both transfix and transport. A vision for uncompromisingly characterful interior design.
If there’s one constant about the Andrew Martin showroom, it’s change. An ever-evolving canvas, the store’s recent revamp has made it more electrifying than ever before.
Approaching Andrew Martin’s showroom on Chelsea’s Walton Street is like reeling towards the buzz of a nightclub – full of excited apprehension for the experiences that might unfold, the people that might dance unexpectedly into your life. And with recent visitors including members of the British royal family, Formula 1 racing drivers and film stars, they may be people you’ve heard of before.
Martin Waller is the founder of Andrew Martin and he remains at the heart of the brand to this day. Originally starting in 1978 in Richmond, London, Andrew Martin moved to Walton Street, in South Kensington, in 1987, where it became Mecca for the world’s design cognoscenti.
Waller’s fabric and wallpaper designs, based around global cultures, became the template for Fusion Interiors, which was the title of his bestselling design book in 2000.
In 1996, Waller started the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award. The Award has become the ‘Oscars of the design world’ (Sunday Times) and the accompanying annual Interior Design Review ‘the Bible of interior design’. Every year the Award is judged by a panel of celebrity opinion makers. Past judges have included Gordon Ramsey, Thandie Newton, Twiggy, Jo Malone and Anya Hindmarch. Previous winners have included Kelly Hoppen, Nicky Haslam and Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Waller has been involved in wide spectrum of design projects all over the world, from movies (James Bond, Gladiator, Harry Potter) to hotels (Mandarin, Firmdale, El lodge) and corporate headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank on four continents. Much of his inspiration is derived from his travels and adventures. Dubbed ‘the Indiana Jones of design’, Waller has hunted for mammoth in Siberia, traded with head hunters in Nagaland and searched for lost cities in the jungles of Guatemala. In 2007, he captained the England team to the Elephant Polo World Championships in Nepal.