Skin + Bones Studio
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CUSTOMIZE

 
 

CUSTOM FURNITURE

We work directly with clients, interior designers and architects to create one-of-a-kind pieces and installations for corporate spaces and homes.  We will build to the dimensions of any physical space, create a one-of-a-kind statement piece and provide assistance and design help with larger scale projects.

 

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STEP 1.  DESIGN

Let us help you create your dream piece and build your room around it!  Or, let's take a look at your room palette and floor plan so that we can build the perfect solution for your space. 

We need to know about your space, ideas and design sensibilities.  Drawings, dimensions, photo references are helpful at this stage.


STEP 2.  SKIN SELECTION

It's all about the colour and there are over 50 to choose from!  At this point, reference materials for colours are really helpful so that we can send you a selection of swatches to match your criteria.  Once you have chosen a colour, we will immediately order it from our suppliers so that it is available as soon as your piece is ready for application.  It is possible to custom order an exclusive colour for you - and that colour can be uniquely yours.  All our skins are ethically sourced and we only work with companies who have Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment certification.

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STEP 3.  SELECTING BASE MATERIALS

Once we have the colour selected, we will choose the style and finishings for frames and bases.  We can brush, polish, powder-coat, paint, bronze, gold and silver leaf any metal base.  We also work with lucite bases that can be customized to desired shape and height.

  

 

 


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STEP 4.  ADDING HARDWARE

Some pieces will require handles or other external hardware. We continue to ensure you have a one-of-a-kind pieces by sourcing unique hand-crafted items. We will often repurpose items that have been created for another use - like small bone bowls or African currency which often make stunning handles.  Your input is welcome here - or you can leave it up to us. 

 


STEP 5.  THE PROCESS

We work directly with artisans all over Africa on the elements of each separate piece of furniture.  They in turn co-ordinate with one another to build a finished piece. Our product are CITES approved (Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species) and partner with those that have African Black Empowerment accreditation.


STEP 6.  THE FINISHED PIECE

Each piece is a handcrafted one-of-its kind - and we custom-build a crate for each piece to ensure its safe passage.  We air ship everything.  We sell internationally and are based in Toronto.  We receive and ship all our furniture in the US. 


If you are interested in discussing what we can do to make your space unique, please click on the "WE'D LOVE TO CHAT" below.