Bespoke furniture- what is it exactly?

Ok, so most people probably don’t use the word ‘bespoke’ as much in their day to day vocabulary. Bespoke is, put simply, something that is custom made, completely tailored to what you want. Here at dumped & ditched that means a custom restoration job from frame to finished piece.

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Wood restoration- how it works

Have you ever requested quotes from two different companies resulting in thinking "What a rip off?" as one names a much higher price than the other? Guilty as charged? Me too! 
But have you ever asked yourself what makes such substantial differences in quotes appear? There are so many ways to cut corners in order to offer competitive prices. It can be hard to get one’s head around what goes into restoring a piece of furniture. After all, it’s not something most people do themselves, hence why they need an upholstery service.

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The Iconic Cantilever chair

In the late 1920’s industrialisation had permeated industries like furniture manufacturing and textile making. Designers were developing furniture made from tubular steel, an invention which meant a big change in relation to designer furniture’s accessibility to a wider audience. It was light, stable, could be mass produced, and was easy to maintain. This type of serially produced steel furniture became famous in the 1930’s and valued clean lines, functionality and simplicity.

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THE JAPANESE ART OF TAKUMI

Takumi form a large part of Japanese tradition. They are artists who hone and perfect their skills over a lifetime. In contemporary Japan the term has become more generic, and the true practitioners of takumi have declined, but there are still those who remain dedicated to their craft. Perfectionism, diligence and discipline are prominent traits of all takumi. For a true master, time spent honing their craft is not about monetary gain, but about continuing a dialogue with time, and the heart of mankind, itself.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

*A word that conjures up the smell of wood work and varnish, a workshop full of tools, measuring tapes and big tables piled with beautiful and luxurious fabrics

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