Examples of Bespoke Furniture
Here at Dean Watson, we have some great examples of bespoke items we have designed and made for both retail customers and contract customers.Bespoke furniture encompasses a wide range of pieces, including:
Custom-built Cabinets and Shelving
Tailored to fit specific spaces and storage needs, these pieces often blend seamlessly with the existing decor, or stand proud as a focal point of the room.
Handcrafted Tables and Chairs
Individually designed tables and chairs that reflect the client’s style and preferences, ensuring comfort and functionality, whilst also fitting in perfectly with their interior.
Is Bespoke Furniture Better than Flat-packed Furniture?
This is actually not really a valid question, as in most cases flat pack furniture is simply not compared to bespoke furniture. For many of the reasons above it is clear that the two are very different products, and fulfil very different needs.
One is designed and produced with price and basic function as the 2 main driving factors and with a view that it will appeal to the vast majority of people so they can sell loads of the same design and is produced almost entirely by machines. Whilst the other is designed and produced for a specific person, as a one-off, with its design, overall aesthetics, individual details and tailored functions being the driving factors for its creation it will generally be produced with a considerable amount of skilled hand-crafting work being required.
Quality And Durability
Bespoke furniture generally uses higher quality materials and craftsmanship, resulting in furniture that often lasts longer and retains its appeal.
Each piece of wood is inspected with a human eye and is individually selected for best match and consistency across the piece. It may sound simplistic but with a poor material input, you will have a less than desirable finished product.
Bespoke furniture is usually only fitted with the highest quality fittings such as drawer runners, hinges and handles. Using the highest quality fittings ensures the longevity of every function the furniture performs year after year.
High-quality lacquers and other extremely hard-wearing finishes are used on bespoke furniture along with the very best engineered materials such as Tricoya. This material in itself is guaranteed for a huge 50 years! You don’t get that kind of guarantee from mass-produced furniture. This level of detail ensures excellent durability and the highest quality possible for your finished piece.
Bespoke furniture offers a level of personalisation and customisation that flat-packed and off-the-shelf furniture simply cannot match, allowing for a much more tailored and unique design.
The options are limitless and highly adaptable. You can for example specify fixed shelf heights to perfectly display your collection. Have hidden lighting inside cupboards that instantly come on when you open the door. Have bronzed mirrors to the back of your alcove cabinets for a more luxurious aesthetic. Instead of timber doors, you could have leather-wrapped doors or starburst veneer patterns cut from the finest quilted sycamore.
Maybe request a secret hidden drawer for your valuables. Include built-in wireless technology and storage solutions that perfectly fit your media equipment.
The list really is endless and every piece is completely different based on desired location/functions, choice of materials and the finishes applied to these.
Absolutely nothing is off-limits. You are only limited by the laws of physics and we can make literally any design based on your specifications and desires. This is something just not possible with flat-packed furniture
Fit and Space Utilisation
Custom-built bespoke furniture can be designed to fit perfectly into specific spaces, maximising functionality and aesthetics, and looking as if it has always been a part of the room.
Some rooms have extra high ceilings, low ceilings, sloped ceilings, awkward shapes and narrow alcoves. Getting furniture items to fit into these spaces can be challenging, and a solution may not be readily available on the market, and even if it is it will likely be less than ideal or fit well.
By getting your furniture made exactly to your requirements, you can utilise your space better and make it more ergonomic.
Can I Return Bespoke Furniture?
Due to the personalised nature of bespoke furniture, returns are typically not accepted unless the product is defective or significantly deviates from the agreed specifications.
It’s crucial to thoroughly discuss and agree upon the design, materials, and other aspects before the creation of bespoke furniture to ensure it meets your expectations.
While bespoke furniture may come with a higher price tag, it offers a unique and personalised solution that aligns with your individual tastes and preferences and will be of far superior quality.
Understanding the craftsmanship involved and carefully considering your needs will help you decide if bespoke furniture is the right choice for you