Charles Burnand has an international 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 can be done face-to-face in our design studio or via email consultation. There is a collection of samples available to view at our London Studio and New York Gallery.
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 specific materials and finishes chosen. Following several revisions, technical drawings are produced with the workshop.
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. 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.