Aperture - Handmade Furniture

about aperture

Meet the Aperture Team of Bespoke Furniture Designers

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About Aperture - Michael & James


After studying politics at university, Michael ran his own decoration and property maintenance business, working exclusively for high-profile clients such as the Bamford family. As a talented bespoke furniture designer, he honed his skills on luxury estates.


James got his start in property development, renovating houses and specialising in high-end, German kitchen fitting. He’s also an experienced stage builder, having worked on a variety of staging projects for TV shows. Michael joined James’ development business and soon after, they began working on bespoke cabinetry together, building on-site at each job.

At one time, he also worked in a record shop, running their sales force, transitioning them to an online sales model and using his strong organisational skills to whip the business into shape. – All whilst honing his furniture making and design skills

But this soon transformed into their current fully functioning Cotswolds workshop and they transformed the business into the partnership that is Aperture. James has a passion for what he does, and is motivated by seeing the transformation that comes with a completed project.

why work with us?


All furniture is bespoke


Produce furniture high standards and quality


Expert carpenters and furniture-makers


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Having met and worked together on projects for a few years, we decided to go into business. And as we both had a lot of experience in the high-end furniture and luxury property development world, this is where we wanted to focus.

We also noticed a problem with high-end bespoke furniture. We would find these very expensive pieces of furniture in generic catalogues, however they would need significant alterations to fit into a client’s space. And the more bespoke furniture companies just couldn’t offer the personal service we felt we gave to our clients. So, we established Aperture to make sure that our customers never had to compromise on customisability or customer service. And we’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve received on our work!

Our Cotswolds Furniture Design Workshop

servicing the cotswolds

We build every single piece of bespoke furniture in our workshop here in the heart of the Cotswolds. Our workshop sits in Winchcombe, allowing us to service the whole of the Cotswolds area – and occasionally further afield.

one provider

Our bespoke furniture designers are also expert carpenters and furniture-makers, meaning that you’ll often work with the same person from project start to finish. This allows us to maintain our high standards of quality for every piece of furniture we produce. You’ll never need to work with multiple providers to complete the whole job – minimising disruption to your home.

finesse and attention to detail

At our workshop, you’ll also find our head carpenter, Darren – a lifelong cabinet maker and our secret weapon here at Aperture! Darren has been designing and building bespoke cabinets for many, many years. So, his knowledge and experience of cabinetry is hard to beat! And his finesse and attention to detail is something that really sets us apart from other bespoke furniture designers.

Aperture - Cotswold Design

Our workshop


A controlled and familiar environment to work in


A creative and fun place where we are always learning and sharing ideas


Recycling of waste materials as much as possible


Our fixed machinery ensures supreme accuracy

Get in touch for all your Cotswolds furniture design needs

For unique spaces, beautiful made to measure furniture and impeccable interior design, get in touch with Aperture today.