Commissioning enables you to be part of the intimate process of creating unique Gareth Neal pieces of furniture for your home, interior or public space. Throughout the commissioning journey Gareth will listen and respond to your story and needs, enabling a result that is an entirely one-of-a-kind commission, made only for you, embodying people, process and place.
We welcome enquiries from private clients, interior designers, and design professionals worldwide and are comfortable creating a single piece of furniture or a whole collection for larger spaces, both interior and exterior.
HOW TO COMMISSION
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your initial ideas of the project you’d like to take on a bespoke journey. From there we will book you in for a personal appointment with Gareth either at your home, at our workshop or via video call.
HOW DOES THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS WORK?
Through working closely and confidentially with our clients at every stage, Gareth and his team will map out an individual approach for your project – from idea generation through 2D and 3D sketches, to hand-crafted samples, careful material selection, and final build and install.
Step 1: Get inspired – we recommend you take a look through our rich and varied portfolio of works
Step 2: Get in touch – email us at email@example.com to share your initial ideas
Step 3: One to one – we’ll arrange a time to talk, listen, and measure
Step 4: Design and refine – Gareth will guide the process through concept and design
Step 5: Craft – we’ll bring the chosen design to life in our London workshop
Step 6: Delivery – we will safely deliver and install the finish works to your home or site
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Making one-offs takes time and each project is different in terms of scale and complexity so it can be hard to provide exact answers until we refine the details of the project. However, we’re a dynamic business with the ability to adapt to both big and small jobs and have the ability to work with multiple partners and architectural programs of work.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Gareth has a wealth of experience as both a maker and designer and has a unique ability to blend the two. His works capture the personality of his clients, creating objects that unite traditional techniques with contemporary design, to create striking pieces of timeless furniture. Gareth and his small team are friendly and easy to work with, creating an enjoyable and inspirational experience.
Pedestal table for private client
A solid Oak table designed and made using digital fabrication technology, demonstrating the subtle textures that can be produced by machines. Shown here at Chatsworth House in association with Sotheby’s alongside our Hamylin Chairs.
“We were looking to commission a table for our living room and having initially seen Gareth’s work in a book – we thought that his style was exactly what we wanted. The setup was thoughtful – he insisted that we should see some of his work and meet him to get a sense of how we might work together. The whole experience was great for us, while we gave him as much creative freedom as we could, it was an iterative process and through it we learned so much about his approach and his careful attention to his craft. We have since commissioned other pieces from him and each is connected in a perfect way to the room it was designed for and to Gareth’. – Ruth Sacks
New sanctuary furnishings made for the church Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victories in Kensington, London
Initially approached by Linley’s design director Carmel Allen, we collaborated with Chris Eckersley redesign the church. From there began a unique opportunity for in-depth research into ancient crafts, historical furnishings and the original architect Adrian Gilbert Scott. Over two years we worked on the creation of original pieces, collaborating with the UK’s leading craftsmen in wood, brass, and stone. The result is a contemporary sanctuary for a modern Parish.
The Chelsea Barrack Garden Benches for Jo Thompson’s gold medal winning garden
Commissioned by Jo Thompson, one of the UK’s leading garden designers, this site-specific commission was to design the outdoor seating for The Chelsea Barracks Garden during the famous Chelsea Flower Show. We worked closely and collaboratively with her team to design an appropriate solution to suit the planting and fluid lines within Jo’s landscape. With both budget and time constraints, we worked with multiple contractors to design and fabricate the organic shaped benches measuring between 3 and 5 meters. The massive benches were delicately installed within the landscape and together followed the fluid curves of the flower beds and rill.
Reception desk for John Jones
London’s renowned bespoke framers John Jones commissioned us to create a reception desk for their newly constructed arts building. By engaging with and subverting their manufacturing process, we created a design that showed the craftsmanship and skill behind their process. Based in the heart of Finsbury Park, this new creative community space houses its framing and conservation workshops, as well as a cafe, exhibition space and artist studios.
Every commission begins with a conversation. We are a friendly professional team who enjoy each step of the commissioning process, working together to create unique and highly-crafted works that reflect their surroundings. To share your ideas with us or get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org.