by commission

Furniture by commission

Every Splinterworks piece is hand-made and can be customised by size and by material.  But for a truly original commissioned work, we start from the very beginning, working with the client to ensure we are reflecting their vision in our design, guiding them through the design journey, and collaboratively creating the most exquisite, unique work befitting of its purpose.

Exquisite unpolished veneer with fountain pen and diary for our bespoke furniture commissions

Truly personal

We can take into account every element, the intended location, style, ergonomic and functional requirements, to create a piece that resonates with the client’s personal style.

A Splinterworks craftsman examining the unpolished veneer on a bespoke table commission

An heirloom of the future

A commissioned piece is a one-of-a-kind work, crafted to the highest standards of execution, to be passed down through generations.

“Theatrical furniture is a speciality of Splinterworks. Their technically ingenious creations are characterised by contrasting attributes of solidity and weightlessness or motion and stillness.”

Nicole Swengley, Centurion Magazine

Link Desk

This piece was created as a house-warming gift for our client’s brother.  Inspired by the antique lead framework in their new front door, the link motif struck a cord with their family bond and his new home.

This Link Desk, a bespoke furniture commission by Splinterworks, is a timeless gift
Detail of a desk commission which was timeless gift from brother to brother

Timeless Gift

It was designed as a writing desk to sit across the back of a sofa in the centre of the living room.  With its neat proportions and delicate tapered base, it has an elegant and timeless style which fits the bill perfectly.

The Elepharonic Dining Table and Chairs

A dream-like, surrealist-inspired work, the Elepharonic table references the client’s collection of Salvador Dali sketches.  The hand-sculpted bronze subject matter of a herd of elephants, carrying blown-glass spheres, reference the tree of life, bursting with vitality and intrigue.

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Elepharonic banquet table with glass top and sculptured elephant legs by Splinterworks
Hand sculpted bronze chairs with teal velvet seats are a bespoke furniture commission by Splinterworks
Detail of hand sculpted banquet table legs depicting surrealist elephants with jewels.

Soar conference table

We were commissioned to create a generous conference table to seat 10. The elegant shape of Soar table top can be likened to a falcon coming in to land. The playful, X-shaped zinc base was inspired by propellers and plays homage to the client’s aviation business.

Soar desk a bespoke furniture commission with mirror polished stainless steel base and glass inset into wood top.
Soar desk commission hand-crafted in steel, wood and glass by Splinterworks

Detailed design

We designed the table top in the form of a modified diamond shape, which allows all the participants of the meeting to see and hear each other, regardless of where they are seated.  With its striking sculpted metal base, glass centre, and light burr olive ash wood veneer, it brightens and highlights its intended position in the centre of the room.

Innovative product design

Splinterworks are innovative designers at heart.

We were excited to collaborate with Kerve Creative on the world’s first contactless, self-service beer pump. Launched by Barclaycard, we created the aesthetic design of the pump, while the internal technology was developed by Kerve.

We were also honoured to design The Jenson Button Trust charity triathlon trophy, in support of Cancer Research UK.  Lined with gold and wrapped in carbon fibre, the elegant form propels the Trust’s logo from its core.

Contactless payment beer pump is a bespoke commission by Splinterworks
Bespoke commission for the Jenson Button trophy by Splinterworks