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About us

Simon Willis established Global Luxury Brands in 2013.  Having spent over 30 years in the china and glass industry, working with some of the biggest brands, he decided that the time had come to establish his own business to continue his passion for the very best in ceramics, silver and crystal. 

The De Rosa brand is one that is known and admired around the world but was not readily available in the UK until 2014. Simon first met owner Jorge De Rosa in 1999 and admired the work that the artisans at De Rosa in Uruguay created.  It is unusual to be able to carve ceramic in the way they do but it gives a chance to add the sort of detail that traditional casting will not allow. It also means that no two pieces of De Rosa are ever exactly the same, something unusual in a mass produced world.  As well as being hand carved each piece is hand painted and gilded and will have been fired three times before the final inspection. The extensive range of pieces is added to every year with new designs and decorations.

We carry extensive stocks of De Rosa in the UK and are able to satisfy most orders within a few days from our Staffordshire base. 

GLB are also delighted to be able to work with some of the best brands in tableware and giftware from around the world.  Herend from Hungary are producers of the finest prestige hand painted tableware and giftware. 

Revol from the Rhone in France produce the very best culinary porcelain, a brand used by over 50 Michelin starred chefs worldwide and admired for its marriage of performance and style. 

Noritake, well known for their high quality formal tableware, are launching their hugely successful casual ranges in the UK in 2017.  With Asian style being the height of cool we are delighted to have Colorwave, a range of high quality stoneware in five exciting colours and with three different plate designs to choose from. 

As well as standard ranges we work with a selection of highly skilled manufacturers in bone chine, porcelain, silver and crystal to provide a bespoke service to the more discerning clients.  Nothing is too much of a challenge if you are looking for that special design.