Julian Gonnermann Owner of Gonnermann Highgate

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I had admired Gonnermann’s for many months before I finally visited this summer. I found Julian to be an absolute delight, and unlike many other dealers, he was so approachable and welcoming. His stock is stunning, and I can’t wait for my next purchase.

Mary A / October 2021

I have purchased a number of fine pieces of furniture from Julian over the years. His knowledge and expertise in antique furniture is excellent. Almost certainly I will be buying more quality items in future!

Neil T / Sept. 2021

Brilliant experience purchasing two beautiful chairs through Gonnermann. Great service. Everything worked perfectly despite the need for social distancing etc. 10/10.

Matthew F / Jan 2021

We came across Julian’s shop on a trip to Highgate. He has selected some lovely furniture for sale that he restores sensitively.  Julian is clearly highly knowledgeable about his work, he’s also always very friendly and accommodating and responsive to questions. We bought a couple of Danish chairs and matching set of side tables that we are absolutely delighted with, and throughout the process of choosing fabrics, delivery, etc. Julian was great. Highly recommended!

J&J / N1 Sept 2020

Julian Gonnermann is delightful and very knowledgable. He has a great range of mid-century and more modern furniture with some great classic designs and some very quirky and hard-to-find pieces. The pieces are beautifully restored. He is extremely helpful with deliveries. I can thoroughly recommend Gonnermann antiques – a gem in Highgate!

PJ / Aug 2020

We recently purchased two beautiful rosewood bookcases from Julian. It was our first experience buying furniture overseas and we were nervous. However, it worked out so well, Julian fixed up any damage before they left his shop and they arrived in perfect condition. We are very happy with them and the whole experience was positive! Julian was really helpful and great at communicating with us. Highly recommend this shop!

DM / Dublin

We are a local architectural practice and I came across Gonnermann quite recently after we moved office. We were looking to source the ‘right furniture’ for the look that we wanted to create in our lounge area. The quality and the design of furniture is very important to us and we looked at a lot of antique furniture shops. Julian Gonnermann was a breath of fresh air, he has the right mix of being very knowledgeable and very helpful, without leaving you feeling rushed.

We bought beautiful mid century rosewood and leather chairs from Gonnermann and are absolutely delighted with them. As they were quite old, the cushions need to be refilled as they didn’t meet current fire regulations, and Julian organised this for us, the full process was so simple and quick, and if possible, the chairs looked even better after being refilled.

I would not hesitate to either recommend Gonnermann and to buy from them again.

Deborah Mulroy, director for Andrew Mulroy Architects Ltd

Gonnermann is a treasure trove of amazingly beautiful retro furniture. We’ve bought several pieces from Julian – all of which have been of an outstanding quality.

.. your shop was an oasis- we couldn’t believe how lovely your furniture was. We’d spent ages looking for quality/stylish retro furniture and your shop was jaw-dropping. I liked the fact that all the wood had a lovely rich patina and the furniture was restored rather than knocked about. You also re-cover chairs which was great for us. We hate buying new furniture, it’s so boring. It’s nice to think that old furniture is re-used. … The chairs we’ve bought are really comfortable too!

Anna B

One rainy afternoon we took shelter in Gonnermann and we discovered a gem. Julian is an expert in what he does and an absolute pleasure to deal with. His knowledge of furniture designers and history is fabulous. The personalised service he provides is very special, we spent some time with him learning about and choosing a beautiful table and chairs that are perfect for our home. Julian and his business truly exceeded expectations.

We can’t wait to go back to choose our next piece…I think we’re going to need a bigger house.

Sarah and Matt, Crouch End

I’ve bought from Gonnerman’s for the last eight years. Going to the shop and talking with Julian is both a delight and an education as he really knows his stuff. He’s also incredibly helpful about deliveries and because he has an excellent sense of what works and doesn’t work in your home he never tries to sell you something that isn’t right.

Marina J