It all started with Olly, whose creative upbringing, culturally influenced by the many countries he lived in, instilled in him a love of design and an exploratory spirit from an early age. At university, while studying Anthropology, he began bringing back gifts for friends from his travels abroad: interesting things from interesting places. Then came the first shop, opened in Fulham in 1993 - repainted by his friends with Olly behind a second-hand till.
Over two decades on, Oliver Bonas has evolved from curating others' designs to creating our own. Our team of designers takes inspiration from a disparate range of influences across genres and eras to create our unique aesthetic across a range of categories - women's clothing and accessories, jewellery, things for the home, furniture, unusual gifts, plus the odd item that resists categorisation. We are inspired by the alchemy of great design and fresh thinking.