By Appointment only

You can find our French Tables office in Melbourne neatly situated on the corner of Exhibition Street and Collins Street, between Melbourne’s St Pauls Cathedral and Treasury Gardens. Our consultations are by appointment only – which is suited for both visiting interstate and international clients – and the first step in a process that will bring your furniture dreams to life.

We prefer to conduct the initial consultation in your home or office, where the bespoke furniture item will rest. As we get our first glimpse of the space it will occupy and start understanding more about your individual design style and preferences, the first ideas start flowing. We want to build a strong connection with the space and our clients and to forge a spirit of collaboration which will ultimately result in uniqueness in each piece created. With many customisation options available – including parquetry designs, base design, edge profiles and individual finishes – we ensure that every European inspired, Australian made furniture item is crafted in such a way that it fits perfectly with its surrounding environment, quickly becoming a cherished and sentimental part of the family.

 

Our Furniture Design Process and Difference

Our passion is collaboratively creating furnishings that are unique and awe inspiring, complementing and uplifting the spaces they were created for through our intensive and precise design process. The one thing that makes all the difference is you, our discerning customer. We offer our expert guidance, drawing inspiration from traditional and modern styles from around the world and across the eras, while imbuing our designs with your distinct personality. This is all to create quality dining tables and furniture that are beautiful, functional, and unlike any other in the world.

In our pursuit of true uniqueness, we offer innumerable design customisation options which are applied to your piece by the skilled hands of our distinguished team of highly trained artisans, using new and old techniques of precise design technologies and manufacturing methods. With an expert eye for details and over 30 years experience in manufacturing quality furniture, we fully encapsulate your vision in masterful dining table or piece of furniture.

 

Concept & Parquetry Pattern Design

Our design process when creating bespoke furniture starts with the initial sketches, quickly mapping out our concepts and ideas. The rest of the procedure is completed at our offices, where we transform the rough sketches into developed concepts and technical scale drawings as we develop your extensive profile with details of which timber types – such as American and European Oak, perhaps with feature highlights or Walnut, Mahogany or other timber species, which patterns and edge profile, and specific colours and finishing details to achieve the perfect result. Both contemporary and traditional parquetry designs are explored in styles ranging from Versailles to Arenberg, and Chevron to Basket weave. These patterns are then cut from the various hand-selected timber boards into exact fitting pieces to ensure a suitable seamless fit. Your continued collation with us in encouraged, feel free to continue the process in designing a sophisticated sideboard or a co-ordinating coffee or side table and know that all your concerns and furniture requirements can be taken care of. 

 

Customisation

The developed profile is an essential part of this creative journey, ensuring that each furnishing created is truly bespoke and authentic – depicting design facets unique to the production of the piece. Intricate details for timber, fabrics, colours, and patterns in every variation from classic patterns to modern abstract shapes, along with leg and base designs are capable of turning ordinary functional furniture into works or art that fully captures your character.

Though this process may seem overwhelming, we offer dedicated support from our professional and experienced team, from beginning to end, so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. Put your trust in French Tables to create your furniture dreams knowing your furniture ideas will be created with love and attention.

 

Manufacturing & Polishing

From start to finish the entire manufacturing process is lead and supervised by Mark Alexander and his team of world-class artisans. They skilfully transform raw timber into gleaming expressions of creativity and art, bringing the natural beauty of the timber to life. Huge emphasis is placed on our lengthy French polishing technique which can take days to achieve the right level of finish. Once your custom item is complete, it’s carefully transported, and then placed in the perfect setting. Your treasured furnishing will soon feel as if it has always been a part of your family.