Design & production


VM offers a bespoke furniture design and production service.  I specialize in upholstered furniture but am happy to discuss other projects. 
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Design

When designing a piece of upholstered seating I will make a selection of designs based on the size and style requested taking into account position and use as well as the surronding interior design setting.  After designs are chosen, and tweaked where necessary, I will make 3D renderings and sometimes scale or full size mock ups.
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Production

When designs are finalized I can begin building the frame from hardwood, bearing in mind the style and finish of any show wood if the legs are to be integral to the frame for strength.  The filling can be modern or traditional and will depend on the shape and level of comfort.  I will make up the piece to calico for a last check before final fabric.
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Fabric and finish

Fabric choice can be off the peg from a supplier, provided by the client or designed one off for the client's piece.  I will make suggestions as part of the process and can source any style of fabric.  I also work with a designer who creates beautiful artworks of all kinds and now designs fabric for one offs and small runs.

Various comissions

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Tufted ottoman

Storage ottoman designed and made for a to complement furniture and a large rug.
Personalised swing seat

Swing seat

Wych Elm hand carved swing seat for a little girl called Isobel.
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Travel bag

Hand made cowskin lined travel bag.
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Dining booth

Upholstered dining booth comissioned by local Interior design company.
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Chippendale exhibition 

Multi storage love seat. Marquetery Africa cabinet.
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Coat of arms

Hand carved and water gilded coat of arms with decorated verre eglomise mirror.
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Kidney sofa

Kidney bean sofa with detachable footstool, adapted from originally one piece frame to clients specification.
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Paper weight

Hand carved, gilded paperweight wedding present.
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Bench prototype

Prototype for a large dining bench and wall hung back rest.  Welded frame, leather fluted seat and back