Tunsgate Quarter Guildford, the aspirational retail, leisure and dining destination located just off Guildford’s historic High Street, is delighted to announce that leading homeware and interiors brand Design Vintage will be opening its doors to shoppers on January 9th 2020.

Set up and owned by Interior Designer Lisa Brass, Design Vintage is one of the South’s leading retailers of original vintage furniture and modern homewares, and already has a large Chichester based showroom and successful online business, having started life in a small Brighton shop in 2012.

Tunsgate Quarter Guildford is already home to top lifestyle brands including The White Company, Nespresso, Penhaligons, Cath Kidston and Bobbi Brown.  The opening of Design Vintage will provide Guildford shoppers access to an enviable range of homeware retailers, which already include the national chains OKA and Loaf.

Claire Suggitt, Centre Manager comments: “Homewares is an increasingly popular retail sector, and we are delighted to be able to expand our existing offering to the Guildford and wider Surrey community by opening the unique and wonderful Design Vintage at Tunsgate Quarter.  The shop will provide a new and exciting range of home items to Surrey shoppers, supporting our vision to offer a truly aspirational retail experience in Guildford.”

“Design Vintage will be situated on the mezzanine level of Tunsgate Quarter, next to Fitness Space and The Ivy.  What better way to spend a morning than by browsing the gorgeous homewares at Design Vintage followed by a delicious lunch at one of our lovely restaurants!” continued Suggitt.

Commenting on this exciting new venture, Design Vintage Founder, Lisa Brass says: “I am absolutely thrilled to be opening in Guildford.  After the success of our Chichester store and recent pop ups on the King’s Road, Guildford seemed like the obvious choice for our second permanent store. The new space at Tunsgate Quarter with its stunning views over the castle, will make the perfect home for Design Vintage.

Owned by Merseyside Pension Fund and asset managed by CBRE, Tunsgate Quarter opened in 2018 and offers a desirable range of high-end retail brands plus diverse and popular dining options including The Ivy Brasserie, Vietnamese Pho and Cosy Club.  Boutique gym operator Fitness Space fulfils the centre’s leisure option, supporting Tunsgate Quarter as an all-day destination with its gym, studio and café.

Tunsgate Quarter forms the heart of a £30.3 million redevelopment of Guildford’s historic Tunsgate area, and borders the cobbled High Street and the 11th century castle, as well as the recently pedestrianised Tunsgate Street with its collection of independent retailers.