Custom-made means different things in different businesses. Some apply the term ‘custom’ to products that allow the customer to simply choose a color. We take a much different approach to designing and building bespoke creations.
We involve our clients in every decision from the early stages of design through finished product. We believe that a made-to-order piece of furniture should be as customizable as your wedding cake or your favorite suit. It should fit—thoughtfully designed to match your personality, perfectly sized to meet your needs, expertly crafted to last for generations.
Here is just one example of how and why bespoke makes all the difference in the world. Clients of ours ordered a dining table and chairs. They wanted a table to seat four comfortably day to day, but that would expand to seat at least eight. During the design consultation, one party in the pair asked if we could accommodate some mobility needs. We wove that request into the design in two ways.
First, we designed a table that uses Osborne Wood Products’ equalizing expansion slides. Using these slides means that our clients do not have to move the table base in order to change the table size. They pull one end of the table, and the other end opens with it. For older and/or limited mobility clients, this is a big win.
Second, we designed the chairs with tall backs and gave one chair a slightly higher than normal seat, again, to accommodate mobility needs. To maintain the visual aesthetic around the table, we kept the back of the ‘higher seated’ chair aligned with the height of all the other chair backs. By designing a tall back for all the chairs, we allowed the unique chair to absorb the height differential without compromising either the stability of that customized chair or the integrity of the overall design. Anyone looking at the dining set will think that all eight chairs are identical. Only our client knows that one seat is slightly higher than the rest. (Well, now you know, too, if you know where to look!)
We love helping people find furniture that fits. To find your perfect fit, contact us. To see pictures of the evolving table and chairs, visit our Instagram feed.