Personalized furniture is just that. You have a desire for a piece that serves a specific need and is an expression of yourself. You can’t find it anywhere so you have it custom made. Throughout history people have imagined and collaborated with a craftsman to create a piece of personalized furniture. Thomas Jefferson’s standup desk comes to mind. In fact, desks are one of the most personal pieces I am asked to craft.
When you engage a craftsperson/artist in making personalized furniture, a portion of yourself goes into the design and construction. As the design and production process unfolds, you watch the idea you first imagined come into being. It can be challenging and rewarding experience.
Some personalized furniture is truly unique, one of a kind. Here is a portable podium crafted for a public figure who made many speeches and wanted a stand for his notes that represented his taste.
Almost anything you can think of has been expressed as personalized furniture; chess sets with chessmen, display cases or stands, cabinets for music or instruments, all kinds of boxes, a special gift or award or presentation at a special time.