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I am looking for a chest with a padded fabric-covered top that can be used as a filing cabinet. It would be a piece of furniture that wouldn’t look like a filing cabinet and could sit in a living room. Thank you for your help !

There’s a company called Nomad Ideas which manufactures a ‘storage ottoman’ designed to hold foolscape files. Perfect for the home or the home office, the storage ottoman hides all that paper and is very comfortable to sit on too! Nomad Ideas are specialists in kelim-covered furniture but can supply this in the fabric of your choice.

I am trying to source leather tub chairs, preferably with wooden feet.

There are several versions of a leather tub chair: for traditional ones look at Leather Chairs of Bath ; there’s also a Victorian button-backed tub chair from Darlings of Chelsea.

I need to find a supplier of an unpainted chest of drawers to build into a recess. Is there any one who supplies such a thing? 

We suggest you try Dormy House . This company specializes in a wide range of furniture that can be supplied unpainted in either standard or bespoke sizes.

I am looking for an unusual very large coffee table. What companies could I try?

We have no idea what your style is like, but an acrylic or glass table might be a good idea as even a large one wouldn’t look too bulky in the room. Two companies you should look at are: Carew-Jones & Associates, who have been supplying high quality furniture in Perspex for over 20 years. They also do custom-made furniture in a range of styles. The Odd Chair Company & Victoria James also has an acrylic and glass coffee table in their collection. It can be made to order in any size.

I want to buy a custom-made oval coffee table with a white marble top and metal legs. I have visited many stone shops where I can buy the marble top, but have been unable to locate any firm to manufacture the metal base (or indeed the entire table). Can you recommend anyone?

PMF Designs have a range of furniture crafted from mild steel, stainless steel, or aluminium combined with metal, glass, granite or wood. They are also always happy to design to commission. Another company that specializes in a stunning metal furniture in bronze, graphite and brushed steel isRichard Taylor Designs. They usually supply to designers, architects and to the hotel industry and are accustomed to providing bespoke designs and finishes. For some time Cox London has been a trade secret. They make exquisite bespoke furniture and lighting and are specialists in reproductions of the finest antiques.

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