One of the UK’s most highly respected and influential designers, architect-trained Chester Jones celebrated his illustrious career with a book, The
Interior Design of Chester Jones (Merrell, £40), released in 2014. His interiors are pared down yet comfortable, respecting the integrity of the architecture. Chester aims to ‘design what is appropriate for the client and the building’; clients can expect bespoke furniture and expert advice on art and antiques.
Chester launched his Battersea studio in 1990, having been a director at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. He has kept it small, concentrating on homes, furniture and carpet design. Core to the studio are his wife, Sandy Jones, a rug designer, and their designer sons, Toby and Benjamin.
These are mainly residential. Current commissions include houses in London, an apartment in Switzerland and a house in California.
‘I have always been impressed by Chester’s uncompromising and exacting standards and his understanding of the importance of a chimneypiece. I particularly like his ability to juxtapose unlikely objects,’ says Paul Chesney, MD of Chesney’s.