Tooth & Claw are husband and wife design duo, Andrea Carless and Jamie James.

Our story began when we met in a Goth club in Birmingham in the mid 1980’s.

Having both grown up in the industrial heartlands of the West Midlands with a desire to express our creativity, our love of style and design led us to move to London in the mid 1990’s to be in the creative hub of the city.

Andrea worked as a designer’s assistant before moving into management for high end fashion and design brands such as Agent Provocateur, Vivienne Westwood and Tom Dixon.

Although he grew up with a passion for art, Jamie’s youth was lost in music. A singer and songwriter with various bands, this was to be his creative outlet for many years.

His first foray into print design came in the mid 1990’s – designing prints and hand silk-screen printing fabric and T-shirts for a small, independent fashion label.

He then worked in web design before picking up his brushes again to set up Tooth & Claw with Andrea in 2012.

After relocating from London to Brixham, South Devon in 2015, Andrea and Jamie decided to open the Tooth & Claw lifestyle boutique bringing some of the best niche design brands to the English Riviera. The boutique opened in July 2016.

In April 2018 the boutique was re-branded as “Maison et Vie” interiors and lifestyle boutique.

The boutique also offers a selection of curated vintage and antique home accessories, as well as Tooth & Claw designed products.

As Tooth & Claw, we create luxurious home accessories and wallpaper collections with a glamorous, sophisticated rock‘n’ roll look…. We call it “LuxeNoir”.

A love of Fashion, Music, Art and Film with a dark edge, informs the Tooth & Claw style and aesthetic. All of our designs are based around Jamie’s original artwork.

We have presented collections at design exhibitions in Paris and New York and our products are stocked in design/lifestyle boutiques in Europe and in New York.

Tooth & Claw are passionate about supporting British industry, and all of our products are proudly manufactured in the UK.

Our cushions are printed using the latest technology and best quality fabrics in Macclesfield, then sewn in our Brixham studio.   Feather filled cushion Inners are made in Manchester.

Our wallpaper is printed by a small company based in Lancashire, experts in digitally printed wallpaper who are passionate about their product and have helped us push boundaries with what we can achieve.

For more on our inspirations and collection themes, please take a peek at our blog.