Custom design


We strive to support the artisan in our own back yard, where opportunity abounds to go local and green and meet the artisan face to face. With local artisans we have collaborated to design furniture, light fixtures, upholstery, ceramic tiles, cabinets, front doors and stained glass. If there is not a local solution to our custom needs we can look further afield.

We have vast experience in custom design, working with artisans throughout the world. Using European fabrics, we can design custom bedding. From Asia, we can offer similar services, tailoring designs to the local skill sets, such as wood carving, inlay for furniture and hand knotted rugs. We are always happy to create work for artisans anywhere in the world

We design it, tailor to your needs, have it made and deliver it to your home.


The next three drawings below were part of a special project for ARC Design. The client wanted all new custom furniture for the new home on their family vineyard. The cost was prohibitive. We were fortunate to be connected, because of a local retail store, to a small family fabrication shop in Indonesia who were able to take on the the project at a fraction of the cost. Their skills did not match the skills of the eighteenth century French furniture makers we were emulating. The shop had exceptional carving skills but their veneer and inlay experience was limited. Nevertheless we designed 41 unique pieces of furniture, with well over 100 pieces made when allowing for duplicates. We provided full scale CAD drawings to avoid any confusion, and after some trials and tribulations we were able to achieve our goals. The three drawings illustrate the evocative process we went through to convey our concepts to the client and the fabricator. The fourth drawing was for another vineyard family home.