Many of the pieces we create at Moran Woodworked Furniture are commissioned works. It is not necessarily more or less expensive to commission a piece versus purchasing an available item from our shop. For us, the beauty of commissioned work is that it is bespoke to your space and evolves out of a relationship we build with you over time.
If you are interested in commissioning a piece of furniture or sculpture, please contact us to make an appointment. We regularly work with clients who cannot meet in person; this process can take place entirely over the phone or through email.
Introduction and Conversation
We begin with a preliminary conversation to determine the functional aspects of the piece to be built. We would like to know how it will be used, where it will go and any material preferences. We prefer if the client has considered a budget and brings that information to our attention.
Materials and Design
The design process often commences with a walk through our wood storage. Boards can sit for years before the right project comes along. Michael and Celia create a hand drawn design for the prospective piece and select specific boards for the client’s approval. This design can evolve through continued communication with the client.
Approval and Commencement
Once the design, materials, cost and time frame have been approved, a 50 percent deposit will be required before the piece is added to our schedule. If requested, we will send photos and/or updates while it makes its way from rough board to finished piece.
Completion and Delivery
Once the bespoke piece is completed, we will organize delivery. The remaining 50 percent is due at this time. Our preference is to deliver it to its home ourselves, however if this is not possible, we will arrange shipment. International shipping is available.
Michael and Celia are some of the most pleasant and involved people I’ve worked with professionally. They listened to my requests and only proceeded when they knew I was ready and confident.
To be so completely in sync, to have an artist so ably interpret our shared visions and ramblings into a finished work of art was fascinating as a process. To live with the piece is a daily joyful gift and continues to amaze with its artistry and with its sensitivity to its natural materials.