Commissioned Olive Desk

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Our client was in search of an elegant feature desk, to fit into her new home. With very specific sizing requirements to enable the piece to fit perfectly into a space where she envisioned  her desk would be. The Artisan Collection was perfect for her with the ability to have pieces custom built on indent. We worked with a design that is understatedly elegant and drew inspiration from the art deco period. Beautifully handcrafted from solid wood Mahogany with stunning lines, this desk is 2 metres long with a concealed flush middle draw. Artfully crafted with curved flared legs, scroll work and gorgeous bevels all ready to be enhanced and hand painted in the TR Studio.

Drawing inspiration from the room and the planned placement of the desk with it looking over lush greenery to a water view, we chose Olive. Carefully hand painted with the skirting and legs detailed in black wax allowing us to richen the colour as well as detail and enhance the beautiful craftsmanship. The top has been finished in clear wax creating a lighter tone of olive, contrasting against the legs and skirting adding a beautiful designer finish to the piece.  The bevels and edges have all been further enhanced in a mix of bright gold and silver mixed together carefully edged onto all the beautiful curves and lines. We are very proud of being involved in this project with our client to create a truly stunning bespoke desk for her , a perfect design for her space in a finish that was thoughtfully created to suit her space and fulfil her vision , a bespoke piece we know will be an absolute feature in it's space. 

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The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and providing the highest quality decorative paints and tools for homes and all types of spaces. Born out of a rich heritage of bespoke furniture and interiors through the merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ and with several decades of experience we are unashamedly focused upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 

As NZ's only bespoke paint manufacturer making our own exclusive formulations including our flagship Premium Chalk Paint we combine technology with our fine tuned natural skills. We use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with complex colours formulated by hand; most of which can't be replicated by machines. Our trademarked FLOWplus® technology further differentiates our range being built in from the ground up and allowing our thick full bodied and highly pigmented paints to mould and flow effortlessly. We are a proud NZ company who promotes and uses local suppliers and products wherever possible. We also aim to have a positive impact on environment through low VOC paints, minimised wastage and smart use of materials.

To provide the best possible experience for our customers we have also curated artisanal tools including the world renowned Staalmeester brushes which work in perfect  unison with our Premium Chalk Paint and otehr ranges with there rich and creamy consistency. From the advanced bristle materials through to the  INOX steel ferrules it all really helps to achieve the best results, and yes brushes do make a big difference to your painting experience and finish.

Aside from our unique range of products, we are also proud of our decades worth of experience in the field of decorative painting and training. Having been recognised locally and overseas for these efforts has also led us to directly train over three thousand people and paint over two thousand bespoke furniture or interior pieces for clients.

Heritage of Taylored Revival

Taylored Revival or TR as it was known by its regulars was a family business started in a garage in East Auckland in 2012. A leading decorative painting studio which undertook thousands of commissions projects over the years and was considered the leading Chalk Paint retailer in the Australasian region. Progressing through the years from a small retail store in Whitford through to a large format 300m2 retail site in Botany. Take a quick look at the history and the prequel to The Artisan Company below.