Fit for a King

King Charles III has a keen interest in architecture and has been vocal in his support for traditional architecture. The key thread connecting all of Charles’ architectural interventions has remained a desire to promote traditional architecture and techniques that create a classic and timeless aesthetic.


The Secret Drawer has been creating timeless classics, using traditional techniques and we celebrate our 25th Anniversary in the year that Charles is enthroned as King. In the days before wall-safes and well-locked cupboards, people used to have secret compartments built in their furniture to hide their valuables. The Secret Drawer revived this tradition and even named their company after it. We imagine there will be plenty of secret drawers in the furniture in Buckingham Palace and wonder whether they have all been found over the years.