As a business that has its roots in design, we believe everything we do can have a positive impact on the people we touch, either through our products or through their projects.
Design is therefore at the core of what we propose when working on custom projects.
How we work
When we work on a custom project, our clients might bring complete plans for their project (when they work with an interior designer for instance). In that case, we'll be happy to put our woodworking hat and help refine a few technical details along the way before fabricating the project.
But most of the time, from our experience, people kinda know what they want and they don't have ready to go plans. So they need help figuring a lot of things along the way. And that's ok. That's why we offer a design service billed by the hour to design and make the plans for your project.
The advantages are:
- You can benefit from experienced furniture designers that will help make your project leaner on you wallet, better integrated in your space and will help along with the multiple choices that comes with custom projects.
- Before starting anything, we agree with you with a bank of hours that will be spent on the design and plans. Therefore you know what to expect beforehand.
- Once the design is set and the plans are done, they are yours. We will off course give you a quote for your project but you may as well have other quotes made elsewhere. That gives you freedom.
Frequently asked questions
How does the design service works?
When you contact us, we'll propose a phone or in person meeting to assess your needs and what you want for your project. We then send a proposition with a quote for a certain amount of hours. The services is charged 100$/hour. The amount of hours depends on the scope of the project and how advanced your ideas are.
I already work with an interior designer for my project. Is it ok with you?
Absolutely! We often work with interior designers and architects. Usually, they'll make general drawings of what needs to be fabricated.
As specialists of products and furniture design an woodworkers, we'll offer a complementary service.
We'll still need to make plans and renderings to validate that the piece we work on is heading the right way.
I absolutely have no idea where to start.
It is ok if you only have a general idea of what you want.
It is also normal not to know what budget to allow wo your project. We can quickly give you guidelines and homework too!
How much implication will be required from me?
As a client, you need to be implicated in the process, sometimes via another professional, like an interior designer for instance.
The more you are prepared, the more you've taken the time to think about what you like or not, the quicker the project and the less expensive it will be.
"Thanks for the table. We LOVE it!"
"I'm so happy! It's like Christmas for me!"
"Our dining table is A-MA-ZING! Thanks again to the hole team!"
A custom dining table and storage bench
Our client gave us the task to custom design a dining table with an extension. She also wanted a custom bench with storage that would be accessible from the top.
We came up with this striking design for the legs of the table. It makes for a very nice conversation piece!
A custom banquette with storage
We designed and fabricated this storage bench for our client's entryway. The drawers are equipped with push to open slides. The bench is made of birch and as parts in Coral lacquer.
A desk for two
Our clients wanted to be able to work from home comfortably. We created a simple desk in birch with a wax stained that brings warmth to the hole space. We also made a set of custom shelves to create a real work space in this Montreal loft.
Office dividers that double as a solution for wire management
Our client, an engineering firm in Old Montreal, wanted a solution to create intimacy for its employees as well as an elegant solution for cable management. Everything was cut by CNC and stained. Every section is a module and each row contains 3 modules.
A baltic birch plywood desk
Our customer knew what he wanted and helped him push his design further while adding a few clever features. Oh, and the magnificent photos are his!
Walnut desk with hidden slide out shelf
We did two of those desks. The initial demand was for an extension similar to those of the olds desks of the 60's. We chose to hide ours in a drawer. They act as an additional work surface.
Making the most of an unused alcove
Our client asked us to come up with a solution that would help him create a nice work from home space. We proposed a desk with a side unit and a slat wall for more intimacy.