The first stage in the commissioning process is when you know that you’d like the perfect piece of furniture in your life.

You may have ideas about the piece that you’d like to commission including the type of furniture, where it will go, the size and materials, or you may be quite open as to the final design. Often clients approach us with photographic images of furniture they like or rough sketches, sometimes with architectural plans, samples of woods they like and/or design styles. Kristian will meet with you either in person, on the phone or using Skype, to discuss your ideas, the function of the piece of furniture and give you a rough quote. Kristian will then begin work on preliminary sketches that are sent to you for your feedback and, when you’re happy with the final sketch, Kristian will produce a design drawing, give you a firm quote and a timeline for the production of the furniture.

The commissioning process is a personal journey and each of Kristian’s clients has a story behind the final piece. You are welcome to be as involved in the production of the work as you’d like and we have had families visit the workshop during the production of their family dining table, individual clients personally working with Kristian on specific details of the work, clients who have asked Kristian to use wood that has come from family properties and/or specific regions that are meaningful for them.

A drawing fee is charged when Kristian begins work and this is fully refundable against the final payment.
The payment structure is 50% deposit at the beginning of the work, 50% prior to delivery.

Corporate, Educational, Ecclesiastical and Institutional Commissioning
Kristian is able to work with you and/or designers and architects on the design of furniture for specific spaces and functions.

Kristian has produced significant suites of Ceremonial Furniture for many of Australia’s leading universities including The University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Australian Catholic University and Macquarie University. Kristian has also produced works for the Australian Air Force and spiritual/ecclesiastical spaces including chapels.
These suites of furniture embody the values of the institutions for which they are commissioned and are of great importance in promoting the institutions themselves.

We are always available to discuss your project – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.