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Here at RoughLiving you will find a committed team of innovative designers and skilled furniture makers, who are every day inspired to create beautiful, bespoke furniture, and interiors. From individual residential pieces, to large-scale commercial refurbishments, we apply our wealth of experience and enthusiasm to meet and exceed our client’s requirements.



Bespoke – Eco – Industrial

We endeavour to design and lovingly handcraft original, high quality furniture and interiors, using a wide range of hand-picked, local and reclaimed materials. Our well-equipped workshop set in the Hertfordshire countryside is the perfect base to draw creative inspiration and to nurture the spirit of our business.


We work closely with a diverse range of residential and commercial clients to design, produce, and fit bespoke, luxury furniture and fixtures, including kitchens and bathrooms. From creating a single coffee table or dining table, to transforming an entire office, bar or restaurant; we can cater for it.

With a bold mix of metal, rustic timbers, natural stone and glass, we have developed a distinct, industrial style that will stand the test of time. Each item we create and every space we transform, is full of character, impeccably finished and highly functional, whilst being tailored to your specific needs.



RoughLiving began with one man full of aspirations, and quickly flourished into the professional business it is today. Back in 2012, Hertfordshire born Daniel Spendlove left the city of London, returning to his home county and his craft, to design and produce beautiful furniture. A passionate designer and stylist, Daniel nurtured his dream and began by making coffee tables and other household items in his modest garage workshop. With a lot of hard work and inspiration, the business soon grew into a studio based team of craftsmen.

Two years later would mark an exciting point in the journey, when Daniel bumped into an old school friend, Sam Nicolaou. Sam had been working as a professionally trained joiner completing projects in high-end luxury homes for high profile clients, and shared Daniel’s energy and ambitions for the future. Now with a mix of metalwork, general furniture production and bespoke joinery, the collaboration opened up a wealth of possibilities for RoughLiving.


Shane’s Canalside, Stratford. Zinc Bartop, Booths & Bottle Storage supplied by Rough Living Furniture

Homeslice, Shoreditch. Designed by Alexander Waterworth interiors, Bar Cladding, Tables, Booths, Stools, & Waiter Stations supplied by Rough Living Furniture

Coffee Shops & Cafe’s:

Bars, Including Bar tops and Bar fronts. Overhead working glass storage, All types of Tables, Tops and Bases. Bar stools, short Stools, Benches, Upholstered booths and banquette seating. Lighting and bespoke Chandeliers. Waiter stations and full joinery packages, Storage and Stand alone storage units. Finished Metal and Timber for Cladding. All types of Metalwork, Railings, Cages and Industrial styled storage. Shop signage, Internal walls and screens, Interior accessories such as mirrors, chalkboards and Picture frames. Shelving units, wall shelving and brackets.

Saint Espresso, Islington. Designed by Nina & Co. Interiors, Bar Cladding, Tables & Shelving supplied by Rough Living Furniture


All types of Desks, Desk Frames and Worktops, Upholstered booths and banquette seating. Lighting and bespoke Lamps. Meeting Screens. Shelving, Storage and full Joinery storage systems. Stand alone storage units. Finished Metal and Timber for Cladding. All types of Metalwork, Railings, Cages and Industrial styled storage, Internal Meeting Room dividers and screens, Interior accessories such as mirrors, whiteboards and Picture frames.

Soho Works, Shoreditch. Designed by Soho House Design Team. Bespoke Desks supplied by Rough Living Furniture

Residential Furniture:

Living – All furniture including Coffee Tables, Side Tables, Sideboards and Storage systems. Shelves & Shelves & Shelving Units. Room accessories such as Mirrors, Photo frames and decorative Items. Bespoke internal Doors

Dining – Full industrial Style Kitchens + Joinery..Dining Tables & Benches, Breakfast Bars, Stools + Bench seating. Industrial Style Worktops and Splashbacks.

Bedroom – Beds of all sizes, Bedside Tables, Headboards, Wardrobes and Changing Screens. Internal Bedroom Doors.

Bathroom – Bespoke vanity units and Basin Platforms, Industrial Style Shower Doors and Enclosures. Bedside Lighting, Mirrors and other decorative Accessories

RoughLiving Furniture Workshop Expansion

RoughLiving Furniture are proud to be in association with The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, supporting us with the development and expansion of our Hertfordshire workshop and grant funding for new Metalwork and Joinery machinery to assist us in our growing business.

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