Discover hand-crafted furniture that functions beautifully, charms the eye and hand, and complements the room around it. Every 1718 piece is created individually and represents a lifetime's dedication to the finest materials, technical skill and the realisation of outstanding design.
The creation of exceptional furniture is a rare skill, a science and an art. The furniture that emerges at the hands of a truly talented cabinetmaker will possess a quality that transcends function, becoming something extraordinary in itself. There are only a few gifted artisans who can create bespoke furniture that not only fulfils its purpose but also enhances its owner's quality of life. Such furniture is to be found at 1718.
At 1718 we dedicate ourselves to every last detail, to the most inspired choice of materials and to the techniques that will most brilliantly produce a result that will delight the client. We work on commissions large and small, private and commercial, academic and eccentric; we have the experience and expertise to make furniture that makes your world a better place."The details are not the details. They make the design". - Charles Eames
For as long as he can remember, Michael Mancini has been fascinated by working with wood, and in handmaking furniture in particular.
Early fascination became a passion, until Michael was designing and creating his own, original pieces, as well as responding to the ideas of others with his own, unique solutions to help reach - and surpass - the most demanding expectations.
Today, the early fascination is a profession, dedicated to supreme artisanship.
Our discerning clients often have highly personal tastes and views on what they want from their furniture.
On occasion, stipulating a one-off piece to celebrate a special occasion, or precisely complement a specific corner of a room; other times, our clients allow us an entirely free hand designing a whole villa as we see fit.
It's up to you, your imagination ... and ours. Together, experience tells us, we can accomplish uniquely wonderful things.
Where does distinctive furniture begin? In the imagination. Not in the workshop or timber yard, showroom or boardroom. The imagination is where ideas begin, take shape and emerge, in response to practical needs or an emotional desire for something new, or more traditional, or more personal, or simply different.
The imagination you'll find at work in 1718 Ltd is original, dynamic and resourceful. Better still, our ideas are empowered with a lifetime's experience of techniques, technology and materials.
We are outstandingly well equipped to transform client requests and concepts into realities in ways that surprise and thrill as well as function.