Welcome everyone to the very first of our blogs! We hope you’ll find these periodicals interesting, informative and useful when thinking about purchasing bespoke from Killymoon Bespoke Living. My name is Daren, and I have over 35 years experience with a background in interior design and styling. I hope that as someone who has always had a passion for design, that the information I share will be useful and educate you on some of the finer details.
I have always found bespoke furniture design to be one of THE most fascinating areas of interior design, but what does bespoke furniture as a term actually mean?
In this guide I will explore the ins and outs of bespoke furniture and its design, the benefits of going bespoke, the design processes, and much, much more.
What is Bespoke Furniture?
Bespoke furniture is unique, one-of-a-kind furniture that is made to order. The term “bespoke” originated in the fashion industry where it referred to custom-made suits that were tailored to fit a specific individual. Similarly, bespoke furniture is also made to fit your required specifications which could include anything from the size, shape, style and materials used for the piece.
Bespoke furniture is often seen as a luxury item but it’s much more than that – it’s a way to express individuality and helps to create a unique space that reflects your personal style and taste.
Unlike mass-produced furniture, bespoke furniture is made with exceptional attention to detail using high quality materials and craftsmanship.
The ‘Unique Qualities’ of Bespoke Furniture
One of the unique qualities of bespoke furniture is that it is made to fit perfectly into a specific space. This means that it can be designed to fit awkward areas which might not be possible with off-the-shelf furniture.
Bespoke furniture can also be designed to match your existing decor, creating a cohesive and harmonious space.
Another unique quality of bespoke furniture is that it is made to last. Unlike mass-produced furnishings, which are often made with cheaper materials and construction methods, bespoke furniture is made with high-quality products and craftsmanship, meaning that it will not only look beautiful but will also stand the test of time.
The ‘Benefits’ of Bespoke Furniture
There are many benefits of going bespoke in your home or business; one of the most significant is that it allows you to create a unique room that reflects your personal style and taste. This means that you can have pieces in your space that are tailored to your needs and preferences rather than settling for something that is mass-produced and generic.
Another benefit of bespoke furniture is that it is often more durable and long lasting when compared with mass-produced furniture. This is because bespoke furniture is made with high quality materials and construction methods, meaning that it can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.
Finally, bespoke furniture is often more environmentally friendly than mass produced. Because it is made to order, it means that there is no excess stock or waste. Additionally, bespoke furniture is often made with sustainable materials, such as hardwoods which come with longer lifespans.
The ‘Bespoke Furniture’ Design Process
The bespoke design process typically involves several stages. The first stage is the initial consultation where the client and furniture designer will discuss the client’s needs. This could include anything from the size and shape of the piece to the materials used.
Once the initial consultation is complete the furniture designer will create a design proposal. This will include detailed sketches of the furniture, as well as a detailed breakdown of the materials and construction methods that will be used.
When the design proposal has been approved the design team will begin construction of the item. This typically involves sourcing high-quality materials such as hardwoods and fabrics, and using traditional construction methods.
Finally, once the furniture has been constructed it will be finished, polished and upholstered to the very highest of levels possible.
Collaboration with Bespoke Furniture Designers
Collaborating with us, a bespoke furniture design company, will be a rewarding experience because we, the designers, will work closely with you, the client, to create a piece that is tailored to your needs that fulfills your dreams.
‘Cost Considerations’ for Bespoke Furniture
Bespoke furnishings can be more expensive than high volume furniture because it is made to order and requires a higher level of skill and expertise. However, it is important to remember that bespoke furniture is an investment – it is made with the highest quality materials and construction methods which means that it will last for many more years than mass produced pieces.
Final Thoughts on Bespoke Furniture Design
Bespoke furniture design is a unique and rewarding area of interior design and it allows you to create a product with us at Killymoon Bespoke Living that is uniquely tailored to your needs and preferences, always being beautiful and functional.
So just to summarize some of the important points to take away from this blog:
- Bespoke furniture is an investment.
- Bespoke furnishings are made with only the very best materials and construction methods, meaning that it will last for many more years than mass produced pieces, meaning you are getting better value for your money.
- Buying bespoke gives you the freedom to adjust and refine to your own specific requirements.
- Purchasing bespoke often means you are supporting a smaller independent business.
- Bespoke furnishings are made to order resulting in material wastage being far less than mass produced furniture.
Hopefully now you will have a better understanding about the meaning and advantages of bespoke furniture, in our next blog we will drill down and focus on what sets ‘Killymoon Bespoke Living’ apart from the crowd, whilst also introducing you to our team.
If you are interested in creating a bespoke commissioned piece or investing in one or more of our named collections, I highly recommend working with our team of furniture designers and artisans who can guide you through the process of creating your dream ‘Killymoon Bespoke Living’ product.
Daren Alexander Brassington-Brewer
Interior Stylist and Killymoon Bespoke Living Social Media Manager