Work to be treasured at 1718

Crafting 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 Susan and 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 Susan and Michael 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 Edwin 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 one of our founding directors, Susan and Michael Mancini, will be delighted to have a conversation.

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July 26th 2023|Antiques

Inspired by Sir Edwin Lutyens 

Inspired by Sir Edwin Lutyens 
One of Britain’s greatest architects, Edwin Lanseer Lutyens (1869 – 1944) changed the face of English country houses and gardens.

May 6th 2022|Clients

London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles… we’ve been busy!

We’re in the fortunate position at 1718 to be able to say that business has been booming. Alongside the beautiful bespoke furniture we continue to create for private clients, we’ve been working on restoration and retail projects in London and Hong Kong – and discussing plans with investors to expand further into the US market. Here’s an update from Susan Mancini.

July 12th 2021|Design

Made in Scotland, inspired by Italy

Italy’s success in Euro 2020 got our founder, Michael Mancini, thinking about his personal heritage, the death of his great-grandfather in a German U-boat attack and the cultural influences on 1718 furniture.

June 24th 2021|Design

Your four-minute guide to materials & finishes

Like any craft, furniture comes with its own jargon, and our clients often ask for explanations of some of the materials and finishes that we work with. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common – one quick read and you’ll instantly know your marquetry and your shagreen from your verre églomisé.


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