There are two key elements to the 1718 bespoke furniture experience. One is that we take care of our clients, the other is that we apply the highest quality of British craftsmanship to every detail of our work.
Led by Michael and Susan Mancini who, together, know all of our clients personally, we follow a creative process that works time and time again, and which we refer to as the 4Ds: discovery, design, development and delivery.
Our journey begins with your idea or challenge. You may have a fully-formed concept and design, or an original drawing you would like to see brought to life. Or you may just say ‘I need a chair and table for this room’. We can work from anywhere on the creative spectrum, following your lead faithfully or creating original designs that will work for you and your space.
Every approach is fun in its own way – and we’re proud that we always achieve the ultimate outcome of creating something our clients love and treasure.
Our designs are extraordinarily detailed and we love discussing them with our clients, together with the selection of materials and finishes. We then provide photo-realistic 3D images to bring the designs to life, enabling you to make an informed decision over approvals.
This is the point when our clients often start to get really excited, and it’s always a thrill sharing these first visuals.
Our team showcases the highest standards of Scottish craftsmanship. Whether your furniture design is traditional, radical, contemporary or timeless, and whatever materials and techniques are required, we have the techniques, tools and artistry to bring the dream to life.
The magic happens in our workshop, where years of hard-earned technical experience combine with the team’s extraordinary talent and some very smart technology.
We arrange the delivery and installation of every piece, safely and on schedule. Our furniture and accessories have been carefully transported to destinations across Europe, and from the Far East to the Middle East and the Americas.
It’s also our pleasure to attend onsite to ensure that your furniture is perfectly installed, and that you’re happy with every aspect of the 1718 experience.
Every piece of wood we work with is hand-picked by our team. We explore the grain, feel the texture, analyse the colour and even breathe the wood’s natural aromas to ensure that the finished furniture will be everything it can be.
Our expertise encompasses a wealth of skills from veneering, carving and woodturning to specialist finishes such as marquetry, églomisé and lacquering. We bring these skills together to make exquisite furniture that will be the sought-after antiques of tomorrow.
Explore some of the finishes and materials that we work with below.