The search for the perfect Christmas gift is always a tricky one. When you want to treat a loved one to something really special, how do you avoid picking up a mass-produced product that someone else will own?
Bespoke options are ideal and allow you to commission a truly unique piece that will be a centrepiece for years to come. Bespoke furniture allows you to gift an item that will genuinely match your loved one’s preferred aesthetic and functional usage, and you can have a piece created that either fits with an existing furniture scheme or which provides a complete stand-out item.
Thinking About What Type of Furniture to Commission
Many people like to have chairs and tables commissioned for custom furniture builds, as they are functional centrepieces of any home and will always be in use. Others commission pieces that help a loved one carry out a more specific hobby or craft. For example, if you have a resident painter, then a beautiful wooden easel would be a wonderful gift. If you have a quilt-maker, then a hand-carved wooden Ottoman to store their treasures in would be wonderful.
If you are buying for a loved one who is expecting a baby, then a hand-made crib is the ultimate in beautiful heirloom gifts, and for older children, blanket boxes with their initials carved in will double up as memory boxes for the future.
You might also decide to treat yourself and your new business with a stunning reception area piece that will wow clients and ensure they remember you! Why not consider bespoke commercial desks made from reclaimed wood to really display high-end design and aesthetic credentials? These would be wonderful for a boutique business, a salon, a consultancy or a creative agency and are available from companies such as http://simonkohnfurniture.co.uk/our-work/commercial/reception-areas-and-desks/.
Finding Your Maker
There are various fine furniture makers in the UK who make one-off bespoke pieces that are commissioned by clients. You can find out details at their trade body: http://www.furnituremakers.org.uk/.
Remember that a custom furniture piece can last for years, whereas flat-pack and mass-produced items tend to be replaced quite quickly. You can also have bespoke pieces made from antique woods and reclaimed materials for a real sense of time and history – both lovely sentiments at Christmas.