A Family Shop
On the 11th May 1990 in a little shop on Upper Street, Islington, Zoë & Matthew jointly established After Noah. Part antique shop & part contemporary design home-store, they began to curate a look & style that, at the time, was highly unusual for mixing old & new together. They were joined in 1991 by Simon Tarr for more than 3 decades (but now moved on to pastures new). In 1995 Nathalie Hankey joined them, playing an invaluable role for almost 2 decades. (While she left in 2015, her daughter Neve (see below) mans the tills to this day, much as kids were sent up chimneys in Victorian times! In 2001 they expanded into the shop next door where a traditional toyshop evolved. The two buildings were knocked together to form what has become one of the most eclectic, unusual & interesting stores in London selling everything from mid-century furniture, to gifts & cards. Oscar & India (Matthew & Zoë's) children have grown-up among the furniture & toys since they were born & now Oscar has become the 4th generation to learn his trade, still using some of the tools once held by his great-grandfather.