Furniture company Bisley has officially launched a bespoke service after reporting growing international success in this area.
The new service combines the worlds of technical product design, engineering, architecture and interior design. It aims to deliver interiors solutions to companies that require tailored, custom-made furniture for their workplaces – from corporate office spaces to hospitals and hotels.
Recent clients that have experienced the bespoke service ahead of its official launch include the new Al Ain hospital near Abu Dhabi. This saw Bisley design and manufacture custom-sized wet room and changing room lockers for over 4,500 staff. Another locker order came from the Swiss government, which ordered thousands of custom-designed Bisley lockers for a Ukrainian refugee camp on the Switzerland-Poland border.
Bisley also highlighted inroads into the hospitality sector, with furniture solutions for the Tŷ Hotel in Wales that opened last summer.
And, in what looks like a major coup for the UK manufacturer, Bisley has announced a contract win at the Google headquarters in California. Currently in the consultation phase, this project will involve Bisley supplying custom furniture solutions for the tech giant’s vast corporate headquarters complex.
The new bespoke service is led by Chris Fowler, Lead Designer, and Sam Ostrolenk, Technical Manager. Between them, they have almost 50 years of technical product design experience and have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.
“[Bespoke assignments have] become such a significant part of our offering that we are now launching an official service, available to commercial organisations that have specific requirements,” said Fowler.
Ostrolenk noted the “huge levels of growth” in the locker category.
“Previously, this was a relatively small element of our business, but now, with many organisations operating on a hybrid basis and changing work patterns, lockers are experiencing a real boom moment,” he explained.
“This isn’t simply a case of a company ordering a hundred steel lockers and lining them up against a wall in a basement. Our lockers are being designed down to the smallest details – think internal filtration systems and smart locks. And they are being fully integrated into the office landscape by architects and interior designers.”
Some of Bisley’s bespoke work has now fed back into its standard product portfolio. One example of this is its Buddy storage solution for height-adjustable desks. This started out as a special request product but has now been made available to all customers.