Alongside our established sheet metal fabrication work, here at DaRo we are growing another side of the business relating to high spec, high quality architectural metal work.
It is a side to our output that not only demonstrates our ability to work with various metals of all types and finishes, but also illustrates our approach of working closely with customers on product design and visualisation.
A good example of this are the recent projects we have been involved in with luxury furniture makers Villiers Brothers. As the name suggests, this interesting company is run by three brothers who over 26 years have established a global reputation for the design and quality of their tables, chairs, mirrors and sculptures. Based in a rural location south of Cambridge, they produce exceptional pieces for an international market of interior designers, hotel designers and super yacht owners.
One of the brothers, Tim, contacted us earlier this year explaining he was looking to outsource some work if he could find the right partners to work with. After initial discussions we sent through drawings and worked with Villiers to ensure we offered a quote and a lead time that was acceptable.
It has led to a fruitful relationship that so far has seen us produce a number of items including a custom-size Brooklyn-style console table with a gilt finish and a sculpted ‘Revolution’ dining table with a polished nickel finish.
But don’t just take our word for it. We thought the best approach for this bulletin was to ask Tim, a director at Villiers Brother, what it is like working with DaRo. We have to say we are delighted and flattered by his response.
Tim said: “DaRo is one of only a couple of manufacturers Villiers Brothers has outsourced work to. From the outset I was impressed with their professionalism – they were prompt in getting back and I felt at home with them from very early on.
“They took time to understand our requirements and came back with a reasonable price and lead times.
“What clinched it was the powder coating service that DaRo offers. It means they can offer a fabrication and finishing service all in-house, a one stop shop.
“I am very pleased with the end results – they have nailed it. And they have been no problem to work with, on time and hassle-free – totally what we were after when we made the decision to outsource.”
Needless to say it has also been a pleasure working with Villiers and we are now looking at some longer term initiatives including producing a special bronze powder coating for some of their pieces.
If you would like to know more about our specialist architectural metal or powder coating service please do not hesitate to call us now on 01787 881191 or email us for an informal conversation.