Octo’clock

Our latest commission, a beautiful hand carved wooden clock that has then been gilded with three layers of finest gold leaf before being burnished.  A complex, delicate and unique piece that has a certain amount of ‘stage presence’.

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Stark Naked!

Stark Naked’ is a modern take on the old suit valet. A surprise gift from Mrs S to Mr S on his birthday.

A Suit Valet in Cherry, beautiful and bespoke. A gift for the clients 40th.

A Suit Valet in Cherry, beautiful and bespoke. A gift for the clients 40th.

This was an especially moving commission. About 10 years ago we met these lovely clients at a show in London and they came very close to commissioning us to make a set of bookcase/media cabinets for their sitting room. Happily the imminent arrival of their first child put the plans on hold with many promises to come back to us one day….

Last year we get a call out of the blue from Mrs S, they have moved out to Gloucestershire now and have two children. It was Mr S’s birthday next February and could we design and make a bespoke suit valet for him. What a lovely surprise, a period of subterfuge followed and the surprise gift was duly presented today (Feb 2015) and Mr S was kind enough to send the email below straight away – very kind.

‘James, Di

You are bloody marvels. Can’t thank you enough – that is the most beautiful, original and wholly personal item.

Blown away.’

Phillip’s Desk

Last November we installed our biggest commission to date.  A massive scheme to fit out one very lucky 15 year old’s bedroom with two bedside chests of drawers, a fitted desk, incorporating another chest of drawers, pigeon holes, bookshelves, lighting, hidden drawers, access to his balcony etc etc etc.

All done in high gloss black lacquer with prime Scottish black leather lining the desk and designed to fit around a new flat screen TV, IT kit and a Sonos music system. Luckily Phillip was delighted – phew!  When you are installing a piece as large as this in a finished bedroom you have to be so careful ….. and that includes a team of three to drill a hole – drill, vacuum and dustpan to keep the carpet clean.

Phillips Desk M-6    Phillips Desk M-16

Phillips Desk M-41    Phillips Desk M-28