Andrew Nebbett Designs was approached by a luxury retail brand, with a dilemma. Knowing our reputation for bespoke metalwork, and having been let down by a third party company, the client asked us to assess and offer advice about cladding a pre-made bar/drinks serving unit.
Created for a private residence in London, this beautifully hand crafted, hand patinated copper worktop was totally made to measure.
Period homes seldom have perfectly straight walls in any room, so it was vital that we had accurate dimensions and angles to work with. Where a site visit is not possible, we predominantly produce our worktops from a template, which is sent to us from which the final top is made.
Taking the conventional out of an everyday object, we were super excited by this project brief – to turn the boring into the bold, the beautiful and the bespoke, with the creation of an exterior door for existing clients who were keen to incorporate more Andrew Nebbett Designs products into their new home.
When we were approached by a high end firm of cabinet makers, a company with whom we have worked on many projects over the years, we were rather excited by the brief. Though very specific – to create a pair of metal terrace doors that needed to have a delicate and jewel-like quality – we relished the opportunity to once again showcase our design and fabrication skills.
When we think of the word bronze, we often conjure images of beautiful art works of behemoth proportions, vast Henry Moore, or Barbara Hepworth sculptures. However, in our world of bespoke furniture and storage design, bronze and bronze colour and finish, has many other applications and meanings.
Choosing to live with a piece of furniture which incorporates a uniquely patinated metal surface is perhaps most easily described as starting a relationship with a new friend, who will reveal their full personality to you ‘one event at a time’.