About Wormhole Furniture Design

Wormhole Design is an outlet for forward-thinking pieces of furniture, with the emphasis being very much on originality.

In order to break from the norm I think it’s important to draw on influences outside the constraints of the furniture world, and for me, digital media, architecture and graphic art have played a big part in this. Whether it be getting lost in a virtual environment or noticing an unusual shape in a graphic print, it’s very beneficial to pool external observations when putting pen to paper.

Although I favour all things contemporary, my training in Fine Furniture encompassed a broad range of techniques so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to commission something a bit more traditional!

The Commissioning Process

Taking the leap from high street to bespoke can be an unnerving prospect so Wormhole is here to prove that it really isn’t! I like to start each project by discussing the client’s requirements and (if possible) viewing the space in which the piece is to be housed. At this stage in the process it’s tremendously helpful to cover the following points:

  • The type of timber/material you’d like the piece made out of.
  • Dimensions of the piece.
  • Type of design: contemporary or traditional, original or based on an existing design.
  • Time-scale for completion of the commission.
  • Budget.

Once we’ve agreed on the direction you’d like me to go in, the next step is to present you with three alternate designs and you can choose accordingly. These will be in the form of scale drawings and/or scale models.

The pricing structure is split into materials and labour:

  • The material cost is the exact amount I pay to the timber merchant.
  • I don’t add any hidden charges.
  • I will do my utmost to get the best deal possible.
  • The labour is calculated on a daily rate basis, and is agreed upon prior to me commencing the job. The labour can be paid as a lump sum, or in stage-payments throughout the project.
  • I charge a design fee of 10% of the overall cost.

After the piece is finished the client is very welcome to pick it up from the workshop, or alternatively I’m just as happy to deliver. Delivery of small to intermediate sized items is free for London postcodes.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Andy Jacobs