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House of Vara is an agile team of designers and European artisan craftsmen with impeccable, award-winning credentials who look at the challenge in a different way. We have taken the contemporary furniture model, kept the best bits and then rethought just about everything else.

Lucy Powles & Chris Lopez

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DESIGNERS

LUCY POWLES

Director & Co-founder

Lucy started her interiors career at Candy and Candy and was 5th person to join and over her years there she gained incredible experience in the luxury design and development. In 2010 she set up award winning design team Cocovara designing luxury homes for the most concerning clients. More recently, she set up Cocovara Lighting, designing bespoke lighting, she now takes everything she has learnt and turns her hands to affordable furniture.

CRIS LOPEZ

Director & Co-founder

Cris trained at the prestigious Inchbald Interior Design School which set alight her love in design. She went on to design large-scale prestigious houses in the UK and abroad. During her travels she was particularly interested in furniture design and using her exceptional eye for all things beautiful she gained inspiration from all around the world to design the House of Vara range of furniture.

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CRAFTSMEN

ALL OUR FURNITURE ITEMS ARE HAND-MADE BY CRAFTSMEN IN EUROPE, USING LOCALLY AND RESPONSIBLY SOURCES MATERIALS AND BUILT TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME.


We believe that you can achieve the perfect balance between affordability and outstanding quality. Our ethos is to create long-lasting pieces that are design-led and ethically made.

Craftsmen
Our Ethos

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ETHOS

Values drive culture and culture simply translates as ‘the way we do things round here’. We pride ourselves in being smart, stylish, straightforward and socially aware.


The environment is particularly important to us and we see that changes small or large all play a part. We recognise that the furniture industry needs to work differently and we are excited to be at the forefront.

Design-led and responsibly sourced