"Founded by Jonathan Sowter in 2004, Vietnam Furniture Resources (VFR) 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 VFR 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. VFR 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."
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.