The Difference Between Bespoke and Custom Furniture

What is the Difference Between Bespoke & Custom Hospitality Furniture?

Lugo offers both custom and bespoke made furniture, but what is bespoke furniture, and what’s the difference between the two services? Both are similar in that they are designed and manufactured according to your specification, but what is the main difference between bespoke and custom furniture?

Many people use the terms ‘custom’ and ‘bespoke’ interchangeably, but the two are differentiated in a number of ways. While bespoke made furniture is designed and manufactured as a completely unique, standalone piece, custom made furniture takes an existing design and alters certain elements based on your preferences.

What is Custom Made Furniture?

Custom furniture means that you can tailor any existing design to your requirements.

For example, choose a furniture design you like and make it your own by changing the wood stain of the timber, mixing upholsteries to two-tone fabrics, or add fabrics and finishes such as contrasting piping, deep buttoning, studs or show wood, to create an individual piece that suits your hospitality needs and style.


The Benefits of Custom Made Furniture


No Design Costs

Custom made furniture design made easy. Draw upon our expertise in customising our existing furniture designs to suit your specification without any extra cost.


By simply changing the fabric or finishes of our furniture you can customise to suit existing furniture or a new interior design scheme.

Cost Effective

Custom made furniture can easily achieve a bespoke look without the bespoke price.

Quick Turnaround

By adding detailing such as buttoning or piping to our existing design keeps turnaround times to a minimum.

Custom and Bespoke Contract Furniture

What is Bespoke Furniture?

Bespoke hotel furniture is a unique piece of furniture that is designed, developed and manufactured from scratch. Our skilled furniture experts work with you to bring your idea to life – from the initial concept right the way through to production. If you can envisage it, we’ll help to create it. Bespoke furniture can be tailored to match the existing décor of your hotel or restaurant, through specifically chosen colours and styles.


The Benefits of Bespoke Furniture



Bespoke made furniture allows for any design idea to be created, resulting in a truly unique piece for your hospitality establishment.

The Ideal Fit

Bespoke furniture can be tailored to fit any space, unlike custom made furniture which has set measurements.


No matter the interior design of your hotel or restaurant, bespoke furniture can be manufactured to meet your requirements.

Unique Design Approach

From concept to creation our skilled product designers and furniture makers are at your fingertips to offer all the bespoke contract furniture services you need to create the perfect piece.

If you are interested in creating bespoke contract furniture for your hospitality environment, why not take a look at our infographic, ‘The 7 Steps of Bespoke Furniture Design'.

Contract Furniture Tailored to Your Requirements

All of our hospitality furniture is manufactured with the utmost precision to provide you with the longevity that you require for each and every piece. Every joint is glued, screwed and dowelled delivering a strong robust frame for your furniture design. Equally, all of the fabric we specify exceeds upholstery regulations for contract furniture with a Martindale rub test of 40,000 + rubs, and all material, both fabrics and foam, are compliant with Crib 5 fabric regulations. In addition to this, every fabric that we use for our bespoke service is Fire Retardant (FR) treated. Not only will your bespoke design look perfect, but it will be built to last and manufactured to British Contract Standards.


Specialists in Designing Hospitality Furniture


As experts in our field as contract furniture makers, you can rest assured that the design and production of your furniture is fit for purpose. Contract furniture is subject to stringent specifications to ensure its safety and endurance. All of our materials, from timber to upholstery, are chosen with this in mind. At Lugo, our skilled furniture manufacturers offer both bespoke and custom furniture design services, creating luxury pieces to seamlessly match the interior design of your hospitality establishment. Contact a member of our customer services team today to discuss your bespoke furniture design ideas or to get a quote.

Need some help with your hotel furniture? Call our customer service team.