© 2019 by Ed Cruikshank

THE CONSULTATION

Always an exciting venture, the start of something brand new with a collaborative effort. Discussing the clients wants, needs and preferred aesthetic. Establishing a brief and creating a proposal. This is the conversation I'd like to have with you.

CRUIKSHANK BESPOKE PROCESS

Furniture connects us with our physical environment, so good furniture is important. Good pieces are a pleasure to use, and pleasurable pieces that also connect us with the people and places we love, become meaningful. They bring joy to everyday life.
Most of us aren't comfortable with the unknown, so commissioning a piece of furniture for the first time can be challenging. At the outset, we tend to gravitate to things we’ve already seen or imagined, but that changes as we become more familiar with the process. Mutual understanding and trust grows, exploration becomes easier and exciting. My customers and I get to know each other well as we work together on bespoke projects. It helps us take projects to a meaningful place together.

FULL PRODUCTION DRAWINGS

Detailed drawings with fully explained resolutions to joints, construction and features. These drawings serve as the contract between us and the craftsman, where detail is imperative and background knowledge in material processes is paramount.

 

Having a background in cabinet making has made this process possible and enjoyable, without hours of conversation and collaboration to create something truly unique and   well considered. 

INITIAL RENDERS

A presentation of the idea visualised in a render to help explain in depth the concepts formed through the initial consultation. From here, there are plenty of iterations and refinements before creating production drawings for manufacturing.

FINAL RENDER

Confirmation of the completed design fit with the correct materials and details for the piece of mind and keep everyone on the same page before production.

MANUFACTURING

Having a background in cabinet making paired with the long established relationships with local craftsman make the manufacturing process more love than loath. 

 

Working with real materials always has its challenges, with each individual piece of timber having its embedded lineage twisting and shaping its new form.

INSTALLATION

After arranging delivery to your location we will install and fit the project into your site. Once you've signed off on the finish and detailing we will finally place our insignia on the project completing the work. We hope the conversation and collaboration will continue from there in new ways.

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