Our founders have been involved in many areas of bespoke design and manufacture for over 20 years. We understand the importance of being able to offer our clients the ability to alter the size, finish or aesthetics of pieces within our collection and, where design and materials allow, we will happily tailor a solution for your project.
In addition to customising our own range, Decorus is pleased to offer a truly bespoke design and manufacturing service. We welcome the opportunity to create one-off pieces for our clients and to assist with the design and manufacture of higher volume requirements for larger commercial projects.
Our designers work closely with interior designers and architects to bring an initial concept from the drawing-board to our craftsmen. As the following page shows, this ensures that we can deliver an unusually diverse range of carefully considered and expertly made pieces.
A bespoke commission from Richmond International that required the design, manufacture and fitting of various bronze and brass elements to a pair of English burr walnut panels. Pattern-making in timber and forged steel, lost-wax and sand casting, precision CNC machining and craftsmen expert in traditional inlay techniques were combined to produce these beautiful additions to a stunning refurbishment program at this World-famous hotel.
Reception and concierge desks at The Langham Hotel, Portland Place, London.
Working with the designers’ initial concept brief we produced technical drawings for approval. The lower section was constructed using multiple CNC cut timber ribs, which were then sandwiched together and hand-shaped to produce the correct shape before being finished with smooth polished and patinated resin-applied bronze metal.
The rear of the bar, for serving and storage, including the concave curved doors, were clad in seamlessly welded and mirror polished stainless steel, with dark smoked oak veneered internal compartments. The top was also CNC cut and shaped, with internal steel supports to eliminate any flexing and cracking of the finish during transportation and installation. This was finished with a smooth polished resin-applied zinc coating. LED lighting was added before the whole unit was installed and commissioned overnight in the beautifully re-furbished Rosebery Room.
From a detailed client brief we developed a manufacturing method and created a working sample of the proposed panel, which was subsequently approved for manufacture.
The panels are constructed from mild steel, with each joint pinned into position and welded discreetly to offer sufficient rigidity throughout the panel. The metalwork was painted in bronze and then antiqued with a hand-applied gold finish, before being lacquered. Back-to-back pieces of grey tinted mirror were then mounted into the rectangular spinning elements. The decorative orbs were created using two identical dished clear glass components back-to-back.
We commissioned custom steel moulds and pressure-cast these components before applying silver and gold leaf to the internal surfaces. Once sandwiched together and secured within the steel frames the panels were complete and installed into position overnight after the bar had closed.
Decorus Furniture are proud to associate themselves with Andy Sturgeon, the UK's leading landscape designer. Our founders have worked closely with Andy for over 15 years and have completed many projects together. With our understanding of Andy's quality and design requirements, we are always his first choice of partner, reliably assisting him in realising his Gold award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show each year.