When our business first started, we offered mainly seasonal collections of ready-to-ship wall art pieces made using reclaimed lath wood from Nashville’s urban decay. We still offer those same evergreen pieces, such as our Huntleigh and Knox in different colorways, plus some newer collections that we release seasonally. Something that we love even more than designing and creating our own pieces, however, is working with you guys to create your own one-of-a-kind commissions.
Even if you’re already aware that we offer custom commissioned wall art pieces, you might not know exactly how the commission design process works. It’s something that we’re very proud of both for how much it’s evolved over the years and for how personal it is to us and our clients; by really getting to know you guys as people and learning about your dreams for these pieces, we’re able to create art together that is truly an instant heirloom.
Here’s an overview of our process and what you can expect if you commission a custom wall art piece from 1767.
You’ll fill out a form. Don’t worry — this is the only boring, administrative part of the otherwise fun process. We have a form on our website that sort of gets the ball rolling and puts you in touch with our owner and lead designer, Patrick.
You’ll “meet” us, either in person or online. If you’re local to Nashville, we’ll set up a time to meet with you at our studio and showroom, or occasionally at a local coffee shop or cafe. If you’re not local, we’ll set up a Google hangout where we can talk face-to-face as best as possible. During this first meeting, we’ll talk about your ideas for your piece, specifically the size, where it will live in your / someone else’s home, your budget, etc. Then we’ll get to the fun stuff: your design goals, color schemes that you love, patterns and other inspiration that we can work from.
We’ll get to work. Before we ever start building your piece, we’ll create a 3D rendering of what the piece will look like and send it over to you for approval. This will include the unique-to-you pattern of the piece, as well as any colors or metals that you want included. If you have any adjustments or edits, we can talk about these at this time to really get it to look exactly how you want it to.
4. We’ll really get to work. Once the design is approved, our skilled artisans will set to work building your piece in our Nashville studio. We still only use reclaimed lath wood from in and around Nashville, as well as hard-wearing metals like copper and brass.
5. We’ll deliver the piece to you. If you live out of the Nashville area, we’ll ship your piece to you in a sturdy box so that it arrives safe and sound. We’ll include all of the hardware and instructions that you’ll need to hang it in your home. If you’re in the Nashville area, you can either pick your piece up at our Nashville showroom or arrange to have us install it in your home for a bit more. We always aim to follow the commission process from start to finish, building relationships with our customers and making sure that each part of the transaction is enjoyable and fulfilling.
Are you interested in starting a custom wall art commission with 1767? Email us! hello@1767designs, or fill out the form on our website.