A custom-made console table with red leather top and solid hallmarked silver mounts by Studio Bly International for a client in the US.

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Studio Bly International offers design expertise, custom-made pieces and collection creation and management among other services. Launched in early summer, it is headed by James Bly, great grandson of John Bly who founded the Hertfordshire-based firm in 1891.

Recent commissions include custom-designs for superyachts, hand-carved pieces using centuries-old timber, sourcing a collection of rare glass and project-managing a Sardinian country estate.

James and John Bly

James and John Bly in their shop in Tring, Hertfordshire.

“John Bly has always been known for championing the role of antiques and decorative arts in society and for redefining the industry’s perspective”, said James Bly. “I am privileged to continue this exceptional legacy with the Studio Bly International. It reflects the generations of vision and commitment to excellence that has shaped our family firm and is testament to my forefather’s expertise and innovation.”