I work closely with craftspeople and artisan furniture designers to create my bespoke furniture designs. I oversee every single part of the manufacturing process from carefully sourcing beautiful timbers, veneers and more unusual finishes to choosing hinges and handles. My designs are always specific to the individual client – they will never be replicated anywhere else.
Designing furniture is one of my favourite parts of the interior design process. I love mixing patinated metals and glass with timber. It’s always a joy to create something unique and special for the client. There's something magical about creating watercolour sketches of what I envisage and seeing them develop into technical drawings before gradually turning into the final piece of furniture.
The initial part of the process is the client brief. Often there’s a particular space and function they need addressing, where only a bespoke solution will do.
I like if possible to tie the design to the people or place. I create design drawings, often watercolour paintings to give the client an idea of the shapes and colours
I’ll source and show samples of timbers, veneers and any metal finishes for them to approve. I’ll personally select veneers, timbers, hinges and handles.
We can supply budget costing once designs are approved or work within a budget from the outset.
Once materials and the design have been agreed, final technical drawings for fabrication are produced.
Oversee the fabrication process, working with the craftsmen to ensure the design is perfectly realised.
Organise safe shipping to the site if required.
Installed on site by the team, on time, on budget and to the highest standards.
See the design and fabrication of a pair of bespoke chairs