Terry Jonas launched Authentics in 1983 to retail and distribute contemporary furniture and interior accessories. From the very beginning, everything about the company, from the distinctive “A” logo commissioned from The Ian Logan Design Company to its iconic Covent Garden store, paid testament to Terry’s unerring eye for great contemporary design.
Authentics quickly gained a reputation as the source for contemporary design, with a collection that saw pieces by Alvar Aalto and Eileen Gray sitting alongside early designs by Ron Arad, Jasper Morrison and a young Tom Dixon.
Authentics remains a design-led family business, run these days by Mark and Terry Jonas from their head office on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, and specialising in the sourcing, development, manufacture and distribution of an exclusive range of lighting and interior accessories.
Authentics has stayed true to its original values of authenticity and innovation, with Mark Jonas collaborating with a select group of young British designers, developing compelling products that are helping to build the reputation of a new generation of British design across the world.