With antiques dealing in his blood and a cracking knowledge of period furniture, textiles and design, Max Rollitt is a firm favourite with his
discerning repeat clients. He tackles whole-house refurbishment with verve, sensitively renovating classical detailing yet imparting a modern twist. ‘I love texture, colour, good design and history,’ he says. ‘I want to bring joy and wit to every project.’
Max continues to cross disciplines as an interior designer, antiques dealer and furniture designer. Having started dealing in antiques in 1988, he began
designing his own bespoke furniture, often inspired by classical pieces, in 2005, and adds new designs year on year. He is the main designer at his Hampshire studio but says he can rely on his small team to ‘back me to the hilt’.
Most recently, Max has been engaged in inter- national projects including houses on the east coast of the US, as well as the renovation of a country bolt-hole in Hampshire and a London flat. He is currently working on an Elizabethan country house in Oxfordshire.
Most inspiring place?
‘The apartment of a friend in Florence, decorated with fantastic pieces of antique furniture and wondrous objects – five dogs.’