Commissioning a piece of furniture is an incredibly exciting journey from beginning to end. Whatever the commission may be, the process at Christian Watson has been refined to give you the utmost comfort throughout. Each project is given every attention to detail without compromise, so that we can supply you with your perfect piece.
It begins with our first design meeting. Here we discuss your requirements, your likes and dislikes, tastes and styles and begin to look through the extensive materials library at our disposal. We look back on similar commissions of ours, and to other pieces that may have inspired you.
We have a close look at the space in which your piece will be situated and carefully consider the approach to the form and function of the piece within that space. Choosing a budget for your commission can be difficult, and of course we will help you in terms of providing an estimate for the project cost, but we will look to advice from you to find the overall pricing of the project. This helps us design pieces tailored to your needs.
The second meeting is the first time you will see the designs that have been produced specifically for your project. You are presented with a few options of directions to go in with materials and drawings tailored to the project. Once all parties are agreed on the design, a technical drawing will be produced as well as all necessary information to get started, such as timescale and price.
When a deposit has been received for the project, work can begin on your piece. The aim is to make you as involved in the process as you wish. Clients can have regular updates on the progress of the piece as well as detailed pictures showing the processes we are going through. We are always glad to show clients the workshop and have them come and see the progress for themselves.
We welcome the opportunity to work with clients abroad, and can provide delivery timescales and quotations, while all of our items can be made to be shipped overseas as efficiently as possible.