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Custom Decca - Accouter Collection

We are very pleased to announce Accouter Design as the winner of our Custom Decca competition.

We’ll now begin the process of fine-tuning the designs ready for manufacture and hope you’ll come and see the completed pieces at Focus/18 in September.

We really wanted to explore what could be achieved by our clients when given complete creative freedom to customise some of our standard products by changing finishes, dimensions, and adding in details.


Take a shell room and design a room set using 5 pieces of customised Decca furniture

Accouter had an overwhelming number of public votes following a great online campaign, and we were pleased to see such a good understanding of the brief, which was originally given in the summer 2017.

You can see the build-up to the voting stage by searching #CustomDecca.


Accouter Design - Redesigning the Standard from Accouter Group on Vimeo.

You can see the final renders of Accouter’s work HERE.

In response to our invitation, Accouter sent us a very well worked through presentation with considered materials and details.  Please read their comments on each piece below.

‘We wanted to create unique pieces that incorporated classic elements with contemporary finishes to add that touch of surprise.‘



Accouter’s mood board sets the tone for their submission



Esra Kumbasar and Jonny Delin talking us through their initial proposal



‘Our first piece is our take on the Credenza. The classic piece was enhanced with the use of elegant finishes such as eglomise and nero marquina. Internally we added a luxurious teal suede to add an element of surprise along with practical brass shelves for all those crystal glasses’


Credenza (96111) from the Classic & Modern collection


The initial design received for the customised 96111 credenza


Technical drawing showing the approved final version of the credenza


Draft render showing the Accouter credenza and side table with our Atelier Lounge Chair


Final render from Unbuilt Visualisations


Dining Chairs

‘We took the dining chair and added in simple yet elegant details such as brass capping and piping that would elevate the original design. We also designed a carver version with a cut-out arm detail to add another level of interest. The antique brass and the soft blue silk wool work perfectly alongside the rich show wood.’



Original chair from the Objets collection by Michael Kirkpatrick


Approved shop drawing of the customised chair in carver form


Our in-house 3D team produced models for all the customised pieces


A draft render showing proportion and scale within the space


Final product renders by Unbuilt Visualisations


Side Table

‘We decided to elevate a simple side table by amending the shape to have a display shelf below and adding in an antique mirror inlay that wrapped the entire piece. ‘



Original Drum side table 43019 (left) and reimagined drum table with antique mirror and starburst top (right)


Dining Table

‘Our final piece we redesigned was the dining table. We have wrapped the top in a leather to give it a modern feel and inlaid brass trims into the top in an abstract pattern. Our aim was to give the dining table a sleek and refreshing look. We feel that the addition brings life and brightness to the contemporary scheme.‘



Development of the table


Original Kinkou table 145005 (top left) and the straight-lined rectangular Accouter version (right)


Draft render of the table and carver in profile




Many congratulations to the design team at Accouter!  We’re looking forward to working with you to produce these new wonderful designs.

We would also like to thank all those that took part in the competition for their hard work and enthusiasm. To see all the room set submissions please read our previous blog HERE.

Special thanks must go to Jon Medlock and Anna Kawalec of Unbuilt Visualisations for their fantastic work on the renders and bringing the design teams' visions to virtual reality.

Unbuilr Visualisations logo



Please contact us for more information on our furniture production capabilities.



James Fiddy

Telephone +44 (0) 74 4683 0423