Reviews from valued cutomers:
Our request was a bit vague. We wanted a 21st birthday present for our daughter. Something small on which she could display a few cacti and other bits and bobs. It needed to be narrow enough to possibly sit on a windowsill but robust enough to potentially stand on a floor. Not exactly a specific brief.
Richard was fantastic. He talked to us about our daughter, her interests and lifestyle, and came up with ideas for us to consider. After an iterative process he produced a superb ‘objet d’art’. It is perfect and much loved by our daughter. It has already moved from Sheffield to Edinburgh and back to Sheffield. It is used as a functional piece of furniture proving that Richard can combine functionality and beauty in great craftsmanship.
We look forward to working on another project.
Sue and Chris Dobson
Art Deco Serving Trolley
After seeing some of Richard’s work, we approached him to make a serving trolley for our home. At Richard’s first visit he guided us through the design process and we discussed the general design styles that we liked. We also decided where the trolley would stand when not in use and how that influenced its size and appearance.
We were shown samples of various woods and expressed our preferences. Armed with that information, Richard went away and produced three design options, each one priced. At our second consultation, we refined our preferred option and agreed outstanding details. During the process of making the trolley, Richard kept us well informed of progress and provided photographs at various stages. Therefore, when we took delivery of the piece we knew well what to expect, but we were still blown away when we saw the finished article.
Our furniture is a thing of beauty and the craftsmanship is of an incredibly high standard. The whole commissioning process has felt very collaborative and, at the end of it, we have a wonderful piece of furniture to enhance our home. We wish we could commission Richard to replace all our existing furniture!
Ann & Richard Bell
Meeting Richard at the York Art Market was the end of a two year search for side tables needed to complete the refurbishment of our lounge. We admired the high quality of his work and after chatting with him felt confident in offering him a commission. We were kept fully informed on progress and consulted when necessary so felt part of the process.
The tables were made to an excellent standard in a timely fashion. We are delighted with them and they are used every day. We have no hesitation in giving testimony to Richard and the bespoke furniture service he provides.
Mr and Mrs Crofts