Charles Burnand has a world-wide reputation for creating exceptional quality bespoke lighting and furniture, taking inspiration from Italian designers of the mid 20th century and the Brutalist era of the 1970s. We work with hand floated Murano glass, hand silvered glass (24 carat gold, silver, copper and bronze), mica, straw marquetry, selenite, shagreen, cast bronze and exotic woods.
Our bespoke process follows four separate phases.
We will begin the process by working closely with you to refine the brief. This is best done face-to-face in our design studio where the full selection of our finishes is available. Once you have provided the initial inspiration and provisional budget, we will propose an indicative cost and lead time.
When we have agreed the details of the brief, we move into the design phase. Our in-house design team will produce a series of sketches, for you to review along with samples of the materials and finishes. Following two revisions, technical drawings are produced with the workshop. A deposit is payable at the start of the design process.
Once you have signed off the design, we move into production. We will give you updates during the production process and advise when we are nearing delivery. If you would like to see production photos or even visit the workshop to view the progress in person, we are very happy to oblige.
Our main furniture workshop is based in East Sussex and is equipped with the latest high-tech machinery, along with employing traditional hand craftsmanship. We also work with artisans in Italy, France and other specialists across the UK.
As we approach the delivery day, we will contact you to confirm a date and time. If delivery charges are not included, they will be added to your final invoice which is payable prior to the delivery date.
We offer worldwide standard and white glove services, depending on your needs. If professional installation is required, we will recommend and/or coordinate with our trusted fine art shippers and handlers.