About us

Our history

Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran founded Benchmark in 1984 with a dream of creating a craft based workshop that produced furniture on a scale that would provide customers with high quality, beautifully designed furniture made in a responsible way and at a reasonable price. We have grown significantly since those early days, becoming one of the leading and most technically advanced furniture makers in the country, but that original vision is still our driving force.

Our love of making starts from the stewardship of trees, down to the hands-on-making by our highly skilled team. We believe firmly that the pleasure gained from using a piece is directly related to the care given by the hand of the maker.  

We make and sell our own furniture collection and enjoy working with many of the world's top architects and designers on a range of projects, fitting and furnishing offices, hotels, bars, restauarants and public buildings.


Our facilities

  • 45,000 square feet of workshops
  • 5 Axix CNC capability
  • Skilled in joinery, cabinet making, polishing, veneering, metalwork, and upholstery
  • In-house design studio
  • Dedicated installation team
  • Own fleet of vehicles