Designers

Our Experience

With over 50 years experience in furniture design we will help you create your dream home.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to marry function with form so that you can enjoy a home that fulfils all your style and lifestyle requirements.


Our Team

Award winning designers with a passion for furniture.

  • Eric Pollard

    Eric Pollard

    Eric Pollard is one of Conquest's most experienced designers.

    Whereas others have gained their experience in the industry at large, Eric has worked for Conquest for 36 years, serving as an award winning apprentice Cabinet Maker, rising to Workshop Manager and moving into the design side of the company in 1997. Eric, perhaps more than anyone else, ensures that the craft is a core principle that runs right through from the design concept right through to the finished product.

    Visit our furniture showroom in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to see some of his work or arrange a free furniture design consultation in the comfort of your home.

  • Barry Thomas

    Barry Thomas

    Location: Tenterden in Kent. From here I look after clients in Kent, East Sussex & Essex, designing bespoke fitted furniture solutions for their homes and offices.

    Furniture design background

    I spent over 30 years in design. I have been working with Conquest for over four years.

    My favourite room

    My favourite room is my study because it is my space, my den. It's where I get my inspiration and where I work and I really do enjoy my work immensely. I am well organised and empathise with people who work at home. It is really important to have comfort, style and practicality when you work from home.

    My favourite project:

    I love making space dual purpose and disguising things within the home. Furniture can be made to have multiple uses. If we know what you need in your home we can design furniture that is unique, beautiful, practical and above all specific to your needs.

  • Shameen Jivraj

    Shameen Jivraj

    My clients are usually based in and around London. I also design a lot of kitchens, living rooms, media centres, bedrooms and studies for customers in Beaconsfield, Marlow, Maidenhead in Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, Windsor and Reading in Berkshire and St Albans in Hertfordshire. I travel a lot with my job which I love.

    Furniture Design Background

    With a degree in Product Design from Central St Martin's in London, I started off my career designing fitted bedroom furniture and creating interior displays for exhibitions and showrooms (within Harrods and John Lewis amongst others). I then ventured into product design management with Hasbro Europe and worked for the BBC in Hong Kong. However, over the last few years I have come full circle back to my first love, designing furniture layouts and interiors.

    Working with Conquest has given me the opportunity to create interiors through the intelligent use of space with practical, yet beautifully crafted furniture that remains within budget and exceeds the client's vision each time. It also leaves me feeling proud to be part of a team that provides a service which is second to none and genuinely cares for our customer throughout the process.

    A client once said to me ‘I fell in love with your proposal and had to have it', and since that day I now aim for that same reaction each time. My ultimate goal is to make the customer happy, meet their needs and budget, tap into their individual design style and deliver an exciting and innovative solution.

    My Design Heroes

    Orla Kierley, (a household name in fashion, accessories, stationery, housewares and now furniture) once said: “In the end I do what is right whether it is on trend or not. It's good to be aware of them and spot them, but I think it's good to go with your own instinct” and I respect, admire and practice this philosophy. I believe that when one sets their heart on a particular design, it should ultimately meet their functional requirements, satisfy the spirit and be an excellent investment.

  • Eric Pollard
  • Barry Thomas
  • Shameen Jivraj

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