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…
Sometimes our bespoke projects come in small sizes – the scale of the commission and the piece itself. Other occasions call for multiple designs, which is always music to our ears (and eyes, if that’s possible!) because it means there’s a common design thread running through their end destination that we always thinks works so well. Each piece calls back to another, subtly enhancing the beauty of the timber and all that it stands for.
International interior designers Dalrymple Studio create characterful spaces with those very visual threads, creating schemes that feel cocooning, cohesive, connected and full of charm sympathetic to the locality. They approached us in 2023 to design and make several pieces for a luxurious ski chalet in France’s iconic Val-d’Isère. A private residence that needed to feel homely to its owners but also perfectly at home in its surroundings, we created a series of timber pieces that would serve them in their day to day but also would give them a link to the great outdoors and its towering trees that surrounded them.
Using characterful and sustainably sourced English oak, we made a mixture of completely bespoke wooden furniture and pieces from our core collection with custom adaptations. From our core collection, we crafted our Windsor dining table in bespoke sizing to comfortably seat ten, which acts as an anchor in the chalet’s open-plan living space. The remaining three pieces were completely off-menu, beginning with a sizeable shelf in the principal living space at four metres long and 45mm thick that creates a line to lead you into the next space. We then designed a wooden couplet in the home office consisting of a second shelf of the same 45mm thickness and a bespoke desk that runs parallel to the shelf above it. The room feels rustic but the linear symmetry gives it an understated sense of order and clarity that’s very fitting for its function.
A timber-cladded chalet filled with textural wooden statements and understatements – we couldn’t think of a better place for our furniture to call home.
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