a brief history….


the shop at forty was established in 2013 by renovating partners Sharon Walker and Lee Burrett.

Having always had a knack for upcycling retro curiosities and salvaging vintage pieces of furniture, the pair built a workshop in their garden, painted it turquoise and set about turning their hobby into an online furniture business.

Now set up with a permanent shop in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, creative director and shop manager Sharon loves a bit of shabby chic and is never out of her dungarees, while business manager Lee is always on sanding and painting duty.

In October 2019, Lee & Sharon decided to move the operation of the shop to the workshop/studio they had built at home, and took the decision to leave the shop premises at St. Mary’s St. Customers are always welcome at the workshop, and they are continuing to sell online – it’s business as usual but they get to spend more time with the dogs!