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Why Custom Furniture

Custom Furniture Calgary, Okotoks | CUNA Mediterranean Concept


Custom furniture is a cornerstone of the interior design world. Its ability to meet specific dimensions and requirements gives it a significant advantage over store-bought furniture. The design and manufacturing is a two-way process between supplier and client. The final product should prove to be the perfect fit for the project. Within this collaborative approach, there’s a whole host of advantages in using custom-made furniture.

One of the most significant plus points for interior designers or individual customers is that custom furniture can fit into their unique style. This can be applied in many different ways. For example, a company wants to ensure the interior design fits in with their brand, and customizing furniture can help them achieve their goal. In a different respect, an individual seeking their dream living room can curate that chair perfectly fitting into the corner.The same principle applies if you are looking to furnish a room, office, or home fully. It can be challenging to source different furniture that complement each other. You can get around this problem by building multiple pieces. In essence, creating your own furniture from scratch is the golden opportunity to share your unique style.While it may be quicker to buy ready-made furniture, in the long run, it could prove to be an impractical approach.

Often, clients are looking for specific functions such as an additional storage unit, or a certain shape to fit into a gap. With custom furniture, these specific requirements can easily be met. Whether you are looking for enhanced storage, set dimensions, or a particular material, at Arin International, we strive to make your furniture as functional as possible. Working directly with furniture makers gives clients the added layer of assurance that the products will be built to last.

One of the primary issues with mass-production furniture is its tendency to be made with lower-grade materials and finishes, which means the end product has a limited life-span. Investing the money and time into this collaborative approach pays back in terms of high-quality and longevity.Even with premium brands, custom furniture compares favorably in cost and quality. The difference between the two is that you will be able to make your own adjustments that fit your needs.Another benefit of this collaborative approach is that you will be able to see whether the furniture maker is environmentally friendly. The transparency of the process ensures you will be able to track the source of the materials and monitor any wastage. You will also be reassured that your furniture would meet all the local laws and regulations.

Custom Furniture FAQ

How Is Your Furniture Made?

We make our furniture in the way it used to be made – handcrafted, with care and extreme attention to detail – but we’re far from old fashioned. With each of our pieces, we carefully blend modern aesthetics and timeless design. We strive to bring our customers the absolute best balance of quality and value.

Who Makes The Furniture?

CUNA, is a project which has been carried out with deep and heartfelt enthusiasm.

Alejandro Fages

From an early age Alex started to be familiar with the trade in the cabinetmaker shop of his father in Spain. Alejandro is a handyman. Besides wood, it also works iron and other materials. Alejandro's work is impeccable. He likes architecture and woodworking; a combination that is successfully reflected in the finish of his projects. He attends with infinite patience and kindness to the ideas, suggestions and doubts of the clients and gives himself completely in search of the best solution.

Besides woodworking, he is a passionate cook. Loves music and anthropology and has a deep knowledge in History.He has deep ties with the sea, as he crossed sailing the Atlantic Ocean and sailed many times in the Mediterranean sea. He’d travel around the world.

(Alejandro Fages, owner of CUNA, plans, organizes and crafts the projects in the shop, where the magic happens.)

Carmen Munoz

Passionate about art, reading, the sea and the mountains, this woman created and runs her own company.

“Nature is my means of disconnection. Sit on the sand and let myself be transported by the sound of the sea. Walking through the woods is my balm and I try to do it whenever I can. It is then when ideas arise, in full connection with nature and looking at infinity. It is the good thing about living in such close proximity to the Canadian Rockies.”

She is an enthusiast of the original and innovative lines of design and lifestyle. However, she maintains deep ties to traditional culture and architecture.

“I like to merge wood and metal, our new collection goes a lot in that line, our furniture has to be a reflection of our personality and lifestyle. That is why we create personalized furniture that adapts to the tastes and needs of each one.

(Carmen Munoz, owner and director of CUNA, plans the company's strategy and defines the necessary steps to achieve its objectives.)

Where Do Your Materials Come From?

Each CUNA piece is hand-built in Alberta with ethically and locally-sourced, kiln-dried Ontario hardwoods, walnut, white oak, read oak and maple. For natural wood edges learn more about our live edge furniture designs.

How Long Will It Take To Build My Custom Furniture?

The reality is, custom furniture requires patience and planning. It requires time to create the perfectly crafted custom piece that you are looking for in order to complete your piece.

While it might require some extra time, there is no better feeling than receiving a well-crafted, custom piece of furniture.

On average, the lead time for custom furniture is between 6-10 weeks.

Do You Offer Any Kind Of Warranty Or Guarantee?

Yes, CUNA offers 6 months of warranty so you can feel confident in any custom furniture items you order from us

Where Does Your Style Inspiration Come From?

Our creations are based on a Mediterranean concept. When creating new pieces we have focused on reducing them to the essentials, avoiding any surplus elements but increasing their functionality. We appeal for simple language, noble materials and clean lines.

We spend a lot of time getting informed to know the trends and thus be able to adapt them to our furniture.