Designer chairs manufacturer and distributor Howe has doubled the size of its London showroom in Clerkenwell.

The Denmark based furniture conglomerate — a major supplier to public and private sector contract markets — threw a launch party for the now 3,230sqft facility last week, with 200 people attending.

It added an extra 1,700sqft by utilising the basement space at the Clerkenwell Road site, part of a wider plan to expand its UK business.

The group established a dedicated UK subsidiary midway through 2014, posting sales here of nearly £4m for the final seven months of that year.

Howe is part of the US based CF Group (Commercial Furniture Group Inc), which also owns furniture brands Thonet, Falcon and Shelby Williams.