Work to be treasured

At 1718, we create bespoke furniture of distinction. From our meticulous designs, to the fine woods and finishes we select, to the outstanding craftsmanship that brings our hand-made furniture to life, the beauty lies in the detail.

Led by Michael Mancini, we celebrate the natural beauty of Scotland, the family values of our Italian heritage, the outstanding qualities of British craftsmanship, and the designs of inspirational characters such as Thomas Chippendale and Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Our team has a deserved reputation for the pursuit of perfection, carefully creating timeless pieces for our clients to treasure.

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Our clients are everything

Whether it’s a private commission to bring your personal idea to life, a corporate brief to meet a detailed specification, or a request from a public body to restore an architecturally sensitive interior, we offer the expertise and creativity to surpass your expectations.

Our team, inspired by the family values of our founders Michael and Susan Mancini, takes immense pride in the expressions of delight and amazement when clients unveil a commission for the first time. We are here for you every step of the way, from the initial drawings, through the design and construction, to the delivery and fitting of the finished furniture.

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Our portfolio

Over several years, the team has created a stunning portfolio of work for private clients, interior designers and architects, in the style of both Thomas Chippendale and Sir Edward Lutyens, as well as contemporary designs. We’ve also hand-built and carved just about every imaginable type of furniture, from home staples such as chairs, dining tables, desks and beds, to games tables, tea trolleys, wine rooms and home entertainment centres. Every piece is unique and 100% bespoke to our clients’ requests.

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From Scotland with love

We’re based in Ayrshire in Scotland but our work can be found across the world in private homes, country estates, heritage buildings and corporate headquarters. We create bespoke furniture that is both practical and strikingly beautiful, from the elegantly traditional to the wonderfully idiosyncratic. Everything we create is made with love and an extraordinary eye for detail.

Please do explore our website, and if you’re interested in bringing 1718 furniture into your world, we would love to hear from you. Simply get in touch and our founder Michael Mancini will be delighted to have a conversation.

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November 25th 2020|Design

Why bespoke?

A lot of people like the idea of commissioning bespoke furniture but, as Michael Mancini explains, it’s often only when they commission their first piece that the full value of ‘bespoke’ becomes clear.

November 11th 2020|Interior Designers

What do interior designers see in us?

Michael Mancini loves bespoke furniture – then again, he might be a little biased. That’s why he decided to ask three interior designers what it is that they value about hand-crafted furniture, made to order.

October 28th 2020|Antiques

Making the antiques of the future

For Michael Mancini, the smell of beeswax and the joy of a perfectly executed mortice or tenon joint are what makes him tick. The founder of 1718 talks us through his career to date – and plans to launch limited-edition collections in 2021.

October 14th 2020|Design

Bringing daydreams to life

Some of our finest work springs from our clients’ unexpected ideas. And, as Michael Mancini explains, bespoke furniture has the power to bring those ideas to life by transforming awkward spaces into sources of inspiration.


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