After serving a traditional apprenticeship for a small Cabinet Makers in Surrey and following a spell making fine furniture in rural Suffolk, Ric made his way to London where he joined the team at Opus Magnum Ltd - one of the capital's leading bespoke furniture workshops. Here he spent 11 years honing his skills and practicing modern furniture making techniques among some of London's most talented furniture makers. In this commercial environment Ric led many projects, delivering high-quality installations in some of London's most iconic buildings and homes.
In 2014 Ric was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Travelling Fellowship which enabled him to travel to Germany, Scandinavia and the United States in order to research good practice in training for furniture makers. This provided a golden opportunity to expand his understanding of good design in countries with a rich craft and design heritage.
With studio space in Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex and workshops in Newhaven, East Sussex, Preece Bespoke is well placed to serve Brighton and Hove, London and the South East.
Plans and quotes were of a very high standard and there was no problem having changes and modifications made to the specification. These met all the diocesan requirements for work to be carried out and installed in a listed building (church). The work was completed to a very high standard, efficiently and within the specified time scale. The finished piece of wall furniture/equipment is of excellent design - fully functional and beautiful, enhancing the space where it is fitted.
Mrs Fisher, Private Client. Sussex
We had Ric build and fit two bespoke pieces of furniture for our house. We couldn't be more happy with the results; the sideboard Ric built us is a real feature in our living room and guests are always drawn to it! What we really appreciated was Ric's help and advice as we designed the two jobs he did for us. It really pays to employ an expert.
Mr Hubert, Private Client. South London
Preece Bespoke went above and beyond in his expertise and skillset. Designing storage for 4 of my alcove areas, he liaised with me to come up with a well designed and thought out product. Since installation I have had many friends, family and colleagues asking for his contact details (which I gave instantly). His attention to detail is next to none and his problem solving solutions (when my house presented issues to the furniture) were solved within minutes and even improved my walls!
Ms Mahmoudi , Private Client. South London
He discussed with us ways to get the solution we wanted within our budget and though I am a big believer that you get what you pay for, we certainly did and then some. He was patient when my partner and I had ‘spirited’ discussions between ourselves, and talked through each step and process without making us feel inferior to what is a skilled craft. 100% recommended - you will end up wanting to find more pieces for Preece Bespoke to create for your home...I know we have.