Go Bespoke: Designing Pieces for Discerning High Street Stores
5th September 2023
One size rarely fits all. The very nature of how we work at Forest to Home means made-to-measure proportions are part and parcel of how we craft furniture. But when we say, ‘bespoke’ we really do mean tailor-made, where we make tables, kitchen islands, storage and wherever your imagination takes you. The scale is up for grabs, the design language and the timber too, and the end destination can be anywhere from home to hotel to a retail space.
The proof’s in the pudding though, so read on for a case (study) in point…
When we aren’t making furniture for homes, hotels and work spaces far and wide, you’ll find us crafting for retailers, fitting out their high street stores with statement pieces that elevate their interior. These are commissions that naturally vary hugely from brand to brand, city to city and from huge square footage stores to those the size of a postage stamp. Whatever the scale of the project, projects like this always involve working in tandem with architects and interior designers, receiving the brief from them and ensuring we work to their vision and their timeline.
One such store with whom we’ve collaborated on a number of projects is British retailer, Mint Velvet. Pieces for these stores have been designed by London based interior designers, Studio Jill, including live edge shelving and bespoke versions of our Seasons collection and Elements bench. From London to Bath, our pieces can be seen and used, perfectly complementing the classic aesthetic of their garments.
Another recent commission has seen us design and make a bespoke console table for B-corp British outfitter, With Nothing Underneath. Designed by Dalrymple Studio, and crafted from English Pippy Oak, it adds a natural focal point in their London store with our respective care and appreciation for natural resources reinforcing the other.