"Founded by Jonathan Sowter in 2004, Vietnam Furniture Resources (V.F.R) has been successfully producing the brand, Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture, for more than 10 years. Building on a reputation for design and the highest quality craftsmanship the company has gone from strength to strength now employing over 1,700 skilled employees. Having recently moved to new facilities with investments made in new equipment and a new foundry V.F.R is now offering its services to customers in the residential furniture and hospitality industries looking for high end furniture, lighting or hardware solutions. We are already working with a number of well known brands on furniture collections and bespoke hardware projects as well as prestigious contract projects. V.F.R can also offer turn-key solutions including design, manufacturing and marketing services. Our experienced team has over 60 years combined experience in design and manufacturing."
At the heart of any great company are great people. Jonathan Charles values people as the highest asset of the company and recognizes that without the dedication, work ethic, enthusiasm and commitment to qualify of the workforce, our company would not be the success it is today. As craftsmen, it is the skill of our workers and their dedication to qualify and fine workmanship that gives Jonathan Charles our competitive edge in a global marketplace. We have a team of 20 Vietnamese Managers and 4 Foreign Managers, Director and Specialist. Each of one has a commitment to continuously improving our Corporate Culture and our employees’ success with the company. Combined, they have a total of 306.5 years experience in their specialist areas giving us a wealth of experience and knowledge that we want to pass on to you. Jonathan Charles is a successful, dynamic and modern business organization with a team of highly motivated young people with initiative that have been selected for professionally training. We are continuously looking for dynamic, highly motivated, positively career-oriented, hardworking and ambitious people to develop our company’s organization and structure. We are firmly committed to developing a management structure that consists of the best Vietnamese managers available, capable of working with European and American managers with a single focus of maintaining our company’s status as the best exporter of high-end furniture in Asia.
Founder & CEO
Jonathan Sowter is the founder, CEO, and designer of Jonathan Charles specialising in luxury antique-inspired furniture, lighting, and accessories. having started out as a apprentice at theodore Alexander when he was only 24, Jonathan then started his own brand years later in 2004, continuing the traditions of cabinetmaking and neoclassical design. with origins in 16th century European style, the brand has since evolved to incorporate Art Deco, midcentury, and even postmodern design. he truly enjoys the challenge of bringing old world techniques into the modern age and transforming traditional looks into new and interesting works of art. staying up to date on the latest trends and finding ways to incorporate these into his designs continues to inspire and fuel his passion. Jonathan has grown his 15-year old company from only 1 to now over 4,000 artisans where he shares his cabinet making skills and educates each employee to continue traditional craftsmanship to the next generation of artisans.