There are times when special occasions call for special chairs. You might be shocked at this, but you can not have someone's Christening or wedding and have them sitting on garden deck chairs.
It will look awful and unprofessional. That is why there are people out there that work on designing chairs for special occasions. They will make the chair from scratch, so it is custom made for you, or they will help you to decorate a chair that you have, to make it more suitable.
You might be thinking that this is a weird thing to talk about but if you had invited a King or Queen to dinner, would you seat them on regular armchairs? No, you would want to put them on a throne in your dining room.
Hotels and restaurants will also get chairs specially made, so the industry is thriving. There are companies all over the world that need chairs custom made, so do not assume that you are their only customer.
If you need a chair custom made for you, then read on for some tips on the process that you need to go through to have the chair made.
- Design – If you do not know what you want, sometimes it is better to hire a designer and walk through the process with them. They will be able to advise you on what you need to know and they will be able to give you an accurate drawing of your chair. All you have to do is take that drawing with the measurements, to the manufacturer and they should be able to build the chair for you. Some furniture companies even have their own design team that you can use for free as long as you order with them.
- Picture – If you have seen the type of chair that you want, but you do not want to pay the prices that they are offering, or it is not for sale, then you can opt to have it specially made. If you can, try and take a picture of the chair and the designer will be able to work out the measurements from the picture. The furniture company will be able to build you an exact replica of the chair in the picture.
- What are you using it for? – When you speak to the designer, tell him or her exactly what you are using the chair for. If you are only using the chair for one occasion, they might advise that they make the chair a little differently so that you can use it more often, and they will give you some design features that are removable, for the event.
- Be strict – It is important that you be strict with yourself and the designer. In terms of budget, you might be tempted to go over, to get a better job, but the designer is going to do the best job that they can no matter how much the chair costs. They might tell you some extra features that you can have at an extra cost, but if it takes you over budget and you really do not have the money, then you have decline, no matter how much you want the chair.
When the time comes for you to order a custom made chair, make sure you do so in plenty of time. Ask the manufacturing company how long they need to make it during the initial consultation and design period, especially if you need the chair within a certain time period.