zen funiture work shop emsworth

The Commission Process


The brief...
If possible we like to visit the client to see where the intended piece of furniture is to go. This is useful in gathering the information we need: its purpose, size, and surroundings, the customer’s tastes, and the budget or deadline we need to work within.

The design...
Next, we prepare designs for discussion, together with estimated costs. After full consultation with the clients and any necessary design modifications, we put forward our final proposal, including a firm quotation. We always make clear in advance if the design process will be charged for - if so this cost is deductible from the final payment.

The order
After the design is agreed upon and at the point of ordering we ask for a thirty percent deposit to cover initial material costs, and work is booked into our schedule. For us, making is as much a creative process as designing - we rarely work from rigid blueprints, so some details are left to the workshop rather than the drawing board. Clients are always welcome to come along and see their work in progress, and share in the pleasure of seeing their piece evolve.