Festooned in twining oak leaves, our Garrick chandelier and wall light are named for David Garrick, an 18th-century actor and author of the lyrics to ‘Heart of Oak’ – the Royal Navy’s official march. Set to music by composer William Boyce, the chorus goes like this:
Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men;
We always are ready, steady, boys, steady!
We’ll fight and we’ll conquer again and again.
As well as being linked to Garrick’s oak leaves, the naming is also a subtle nod to our founders’ love of sailing and our ethos that furniture should be ‘as safe as boats, not houses’.