Bespoke Furniture

Shades of Japan is a small independent company specialising in hand crafted bespoke furniture and traditional Japanese Shoji.

Bespoke Furniture

Sometimes you have an idea of how you want a piece of furniture to fit into your home and you just can’t find it or perhaps you have a small or difficult space to fill then our bespoke furniture may well be just what you are looking for.

We have even created a complete home office, with twin desks and a variety of storage spaces. Made from solid European oak and is truly lovely furniture.

In another project we designed and built drawers and wardrobes for an attic room with sloping ceilings. Every inch of space was maximised.

Ben wanted a bed with drawers and a sliding desk. We built steps that are storage cubes to hide away his treasures. We used natural pine and left the bed unfinished whilst the family decide if they going to paint it or if we are to use wax, stain or oil. A work in progress.

We have also made solid Oak Chests with soft close lids that have been given as wedding gifts or filled with children’s toys. We pay great attention to detail, with every piece made by hand using traditional methods and beautifully finished.

Shades of Japan has a range of bespoke lighting ideas. Lamps and shades made from wood and covered in shoji paper are versatile and very attractive.

Bespoke furniture though more costly than that commercially manufactured is built to last. Properly cared for will last for many, many years.

Whatever your furniture needs please feel free to contact us, we are always happy to listen, and talk through with you your initial thoughts. We can also give you an idea of costs as well as discussing with you the options for materials.

― Reviews 

Simplicity is said to be the hallmark of Japanese furnishings... simplicity disguising a wealth of complex craftsmanship, in effect. Both of these attributes are amply evidenced in the Andon Lamps made for me by Shades of Japan. Cheap they are not: stylishly elegant and true to their own material characters they most definitely are. To say I'm happy with Glenn's craftsmanship would be an understatement.

 

 - T & C.Hayward

Thank you Glenn for our wonderful Shoji doors. We were both impressed by your high standards of perfection and the long hours that you spent carefully installing them. The doors have covered a giant area and have transformed our room making it a stylish and calming space to Live in.

 

- Paul & Louisa

Shades of Japan made a pair of authentic Japanese sliding shoji screens to use as a room divider in my London flat, and I am delighted with them. Carefully designed and beautifully crafted, the shoji screens are works of art as well as examples of functional and skilful joinery. I was very fortunate to find Shades of Japan and would recommend them without hesitation.

 

- M.Robinson

We were very pleased with the service received from Shades of Japan. The on site installation was not straight-forward, but it was handled admirably. We have achieved the screen we wanted, and enjoy it immensely.

 

- C.Pagonis

I thought I'd write to you and convey my satisfaction and appreciation for a beautiful Shoji screen you have created. It was my long time dream to have a Shoji screen and you have helped me realise my dream. Every one that has visited my house has commented on its uniqueness and originality. Thank you for your prompt service and I look forward to the second part of the project.

 

- Dee Vyas

I thought I'd write to you and convey my satisfaction and appreciation for a beautiful Shoji screen you have created. It was my long time dream to have a Shoji screen and you have helped me realise my dream. Every one that has visited my house has commented on its uniqueness and originality. Thank you for your prompt service and I look forward to the second part of the project.

 

- Dee Vyas

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