July 12th 2021|Design
Italy’s success in Euro 2020 got our founder, Michael Mancini, thinking about his personal heritage, the death of his great-grandfather in a German U-boat attack and the cultural influences on 1718 furniture.
June 24th 2021|Design
Like any craft, furniture comes with its own jargon, and our clients often ask for explanations of some of the materials and finishes that we work with. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common – one quick read and you’ll instantly know your marquetry and your shagreen from your verre églomisé.
June 1st 2021|Design
Despite the pandemic crisis, 1718 continues to experience its busiest year to date. Michael Mancini explores why provenance and the personal touch have increasing appeal – and how the finishes applied to furniture are becoming ever more inventive.
May 7th 2021|Clients
In this new series, we introduce you to some of the wonderful people that Michael Mancini and the 1718 team have created bespoke furniture for. We begin with married business partners Sheila and Rod Flavell, the driving force behind the FTSE 250-listed FDM Group.
April 26th 2021|Design
A question as to whether our clients acquire 1718 furniture for practical use, or simply because they enjoy having it in their home, led me to think about what makes bespoke furniture special, writes Michael Mancini.
March 9th 2021|Antiques
1718 is named after the year in which Thomas Chippendale was born. But who was Chippendale and why does he mean so much to us? Michael Mancini explores the life of a man who was an extraordinarily talented cabinet maker, designer – and much more besides.
January 26th 2021|Collections
Who could have guessed what lay ahead for the world 12 months ago? At 1718, we’re counting our blessings and, as we launch our new website, we wish all our clients, associates and friends a happy and peaceful 2021, writes Michael Mancini.
December 15th 2020|Antiques
For Michael Mancini, the smell of beeswax and the joy of a perfectly executed mortice or tenon joint are what makes him tick. The founder of 1718 talks us through his career to date – and plans to launch limited-edition collections in 2021.
December 1st 2020|Interior Designers
Michael Mancini loves bespoke furniture – then again, he might be a little biased. That’s why he decided to ask three interior designers what it is that they value about hand-crafted furniture, made to order.