About us

We love creating! We are a unique business. We design and manufacture our own range of handles and fittings from our studios and workshop in Nottingham. 

Our building also houses our interior design team that creates interiors for high profile high street names. 

Our handles and fittings our handmade in house from solid bronze, brass and aluminium. We hand finish every piece ourselves so if you don’t see quite what you need, chances are we can make it for you.

We love a challenge and except commissions of all shapes and sizes. We’ve made big - a 5 storey sculpture, and lots of staircases. We’ve made small - radiator brackets, and lots more besides.

Our pieces feature innovation and new thinking but will last forever with timeless wit.

We are happy to export to most places in the world, if we don’t have an agent where you are then just contact us directly for prices on shipping - and remember all the prices published have UK Vat added. 

You can visit us too if you wish, we have a great selection of our pieces available in our showroom to look at and to touch plus lots of other pieces that have never been seen. Just give us a call and make an appointment.

We’ve been at it a long time too; this year we are celebrating 30 years of designing and making. 

Here’s some awards we have won over the last 20 years and what the press have said about us….. 

FX Magazine Product commercial product of the year 2004 

Alex Gold Product design award 2005 

FX magazine highly commended product of the year 2006 

Alex Platinum Product design award 2007, 2009 

Creative Business Award 2008 

Northern Design Awards Designer maker of the year 2017  

SBID Product design award Ironmongery and Metalworks Finalist 2020 

NYC X Design awards Homeware 2020 

“Utility, elegance combine beautifully in Philip’s work” - Blueprint magazine.   

“Philip designs with wit and wisdom” - Wall Street Journal 

All our products are made with metals that are infinitely recyclable, the aim for us is that our pieces are loved and last a lifetime and beyond. 

Some of our early pieces are already classic and collectable and destined to become antiques of the future. Our work never designed to be discarded or made from anything that can’t be recycled. 

Our Interior team are no slouches either they have won FX Magazine Design Practice of the year,

A blueprint design award, Hotel designs Brit List, A German Design Award and Restaurant Bar Design Award to name but a few - not bad for a little company in Nottingham. 

Here’s some of our clients who we have worked as interior designers for  

Accor hotels working on Ibis, Mercure, Adagio Novotel


Holiday Inn  


Thunderbird Chicken 


JD Sports 

Joe Browns 

Black Sheep Coffee 

Pizza Pilgrims  

Or interior design services have their own website where you can find out more information at www.philipwattsinteriors.com 


Our showroom

Our studio and workshop



Philip Watts Design

Unit 11: Byron Industrial Estate
Brookfield Road
+44 (0) 115 926 9756