The most important part of any commission is first to listen to the client’s needs and desires. Only when a client brief has been fully realised can the design process commence.
I like to sketch designs at the first meeting and to push the boundaries. These first sketches enable a client to decide on a design path to further develop. I will answer the brief and using my experience will fully explore ideas and exceed the client’s expectations.
artistic flair / detailing / functionality
Commissioning a piece of bespoke furniture allows the client an unrivaled level of possibility. I can include as much creativity and detailing as a client wishes.
I use skills learnt as a commercial illustrator to produce accurate water colour visuals. I will often produce several designs allowing the client to see various options before deciding.
The design process is complete when the brief has been met, within any constraints such as budget and timescale.
The initial meetings, sketches and colour visuals are produced free of charge. Once my design and quote are accepted, a 50% deposit secures the commission and the order enters the workshop schedule.
I use state-of-the-art machinery combined with traditional cabinetmaking hand tools. Every piece I make has been sketched, designed and made to exacting standards. If required, I call upon the specialist skills of a trusted few to assist with upholstery, metalworking or other specialist trade.
Clients, either existing or prospective are welcome to visit my studio workshop at anytime. It is often of great interest to see a commission in the making.
The very last task in the making process is to insert my makers mark, prior to delivery.