Despite the predominance of mass market furniture, the bespoke furniture market continues to flourish, especially when clients demand pieces that cannot be found on the high street. Designed by the Edward Barnsley Workshops and made by Simon Owen, this games table has beautiful inlaid veneers, and is hand finished - see http://www.barnsley-furniture.co.uk/ - for further details . Simon is also taking individual commissions from clients.
For handcrafted contemporary furniture, see http://www.benchmarkfurniture.com/ - based in Berkshire, this specialist company supplies both the domestic and commercial market. Benchmark has particularly strong values, being committed to excellence in design, materials and craftsmanship, and all furniture is produced in a sustainable way. The collection is exclusive to Benchmark and includes designs from well known names such as Terence Conran, Thomas Heatherwick and Russell Pinch as well as pieces from up-and-coming young designers.