About Us



John Russell Architectural (JRA) is one of London's leading independent joinery firms and has been making furniture for commercial and private clients for over 25 years.

The company's wide range of commissions includes the offices at Tate Modern and Virgin Atlantic's First Class Lounge; London restaurants and advertising agencies; barristers' chambers and a Savile Row tailor. In recent years the company has specialised in smaller commercial projects with high specifications as well as projects in private houses ranging from complete interiors, through kitchens and dressing rooms to bespoke pieces of furniture.

From design and drawings through the finer points of construction and finishing, JRA has expertise in classical cabinet making and modern joinery. The company has reconstructed Georgian and Palladian interiors and worked on unique modern projects with leading architects and interior designers. Highly experienced in the design of fitted joinery JRA will also work directly with clients from original drawings through to fitting and combinations in between.
John Russell Architectural was founded by Russell Holmden in 1989, Russell studied at UCT and then at The London College of Furniture. He employs a team of highly skilled craftsmen, cabinet makers and fitters and the company has a new factory next to the Olympic stadium in Bow.

JRA has a high level of referral and repeat business but is always happy to talk to new and potential clients. Examples of all John Russell Architectural Joinery's work are featured on this website. Call +44 2089 855 432 to talk to Russell or to book an appointment.